[rspec-users] Testing a nested controller
jarkko at jlaine.net
Fri Sep 14 05:28:33 EDT 2007
On 14.9.2007, at 12.02, Andreas Wolff wrote:
> Hey everyone.
> I really stuck on testing a nested controller. I'm trying to make a
> request using get and afterwards checking the response by
> response.should ...
> My routes.rb looks like this:
> map.resources :writers do |writers|
> writers.resources :notes
> In my notes_controller_spec.rb
> def do_get
> writer_id = 1
> note_id = 1
> get note_path(writer_id, note_id)
> it "should show a note" do
> response.should be_success
> But this always ends in an error message:
> You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
> The error occurred while evaluating nil.rewrite
> Can anybody help here??
You shouldn't test the routing stack in controller tests. Just say
get :show, :id => 1, :writer_id => 1
It will automatically use the correct controller, given that you have
either used "describe NotesController" or use the controller helper
to identify the controller. I think the former way is now considered
If you want to test routes, do it separately. IIRC generating an
rspec_scaffold will create you examples of how to do that.
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