[rspec-users] Can not 'assigns' value in View test

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 20:13:46 EDT 2007


On 9/12/07, Shaker <flyeminent at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Unfortunately, I am not supposed to change the code inside the partial.
> That's why I posted this message. I am trying to find a way of tackling this
> problem. Because I am going to test tens of hundreds of partials, most of
> which are using the symbols rather than instance variable.

Huh? Symbols in the partials that are supposed to magically transform
to some value? I don't get it. What am I missing?

>
> David Chelimsky-2 wrote:
> >
> > On 9/12/07, Evan David Light <evan at tiggerpalace.com> wrote:
> >>         Granted that I'm new too; however, assigns[:hash] creates a
> >> member
> >> variable @hash that is made available to the view.  Maybe that's the
> >> problem?  Modify your view to use @hash instead.
> >
> > http://rspec.rubyforge.org/documentation/rails/writing/views.html
> >
> >>
> >> On Sep 12, 2007, at 5:20 AM, Shaker wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> > Hello everyone:
> >> >   I am quit new to View test using rspec. I want to write spec for a
> >> > partial, which is rendered by a controller. However, the controller
> >> > does not
> >> > pass data to the partial using instance variables, it uses symbol
> >> > variable
> >> > instead. I read the example of view spec provided in the website.
> >> > But the
> >> > example is using instance variable. So I am looking for a way of
> >> > assigning
> >> > my test data to the partial to be tested. I would like to show an
> >> > my code
> >> > below:
> >> > class MyController
> >> >   def index
> >> >     hash = {...#data provided here}
> >> >     render :partial=>'index', :layout=>false, :locals=>{:hash=>hash}
> >> >   end
> >> > end
> >> >
> >> > _index.rhtml
> >> >   ......#unrelated code omitted
> >> >   <script>
> >> >     var data = <%= hash %>;
> >> >     <!-- process data here -->
> >> >   </script>
> >> >
> >> > In my spec, I used assigns[:hash] = my_own_data, but an error
> >> > occurred,
> >> > saying that "undefined local variable or method 'hash' ".
> >> > How can I assign my own data to hash in my view spec?
> >> > Thank you!
> >> >
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