[rspec-users] Problem with testing for an exception from a controller method

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 08:46:42 EST 2008


On Feb 18, 2008 8:43 AM, Max Williams <toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> ah yes of course :)
>
> So, now, "should_not be_success" passes ok, but should i be more specific
> and require a particular error code?  If so, which would i get from a get
> call that's failed because of a RuntimeError exception?

You should be able to discover that by specifying one (like 200) and
seeing what you get.

response.error_code.should == 200

Cheers,
David

>
> thanks!
>
>
>
> On 18/02/2008, Corey Haines <coreyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Won't the exception get turned into a http return code from the get?
> >
> >
> >
> > On Feb 18, 2008 8:29 AM, Max Williams <toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > I have a User controller where users aren't added with the usual
> new/create actions.  I'm trying to set it so that it raises when 'new' is
> called but it doesn't seem to be working - here's the method, test and test
> result.  Can anyone see why it's not working?
> > >
> > > #in controller
> > >  def new
> > >     raise "Users should be added with 'batch_add' rather than 'new"
> > >   end
> > >
> > > #test
> > >   describe "/new" do
> > >     it "should raise an error when called" do
> > >       lambda{get('new')}.should raise_error(RuntimeError)
> > >     end
> > >   end
> > >
> > > #test report
> > > 'Admin::UserController /new should raise an error when called' FAILED
> > > expected RuntimeError but nothing was raised
> > >
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