[rspec-users] Testing misc methods in ApplicationController

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 08:46:15 EST 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 7:26 AM, Max Williams
<toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm already successfully testing before_filters in application_controller
> courtesy of this blog post:
> http://www.movesonrails.com/articles/2008/01/23/spec-ing-your-application-controller
> However, i can;'t work out how to test the sort of method that is added to
> application_controller so that all controllers can use it.  It must be
> something simple that i'm doing wrong/omitting, can anyone help?
> eg if i have this empty method in application_controller
> def  andreplace(str)
> end
> and my spec looks like this:
> describe ApplicationController do
>   describe "andreplace(str)" do
>       it "should format ands for ferret search" do
>        andreplace("foo and bar").should eql("+foo +bar")

Try this:

controller.andreplace("foo and bar").should eql("+foo +bar")

>      end
>   end
> end
> Currently, the test breaks, saying:
> NoMethodError in 'ApplicationController andreplace(str) should format ands
> for ferret search'
>  undefined method `andreplace' for
> #<Spec::Rails::Example::ControllerExampleGroup::Subclass_1::Subclass_1:0xb64f7160>

This is a pointer to the problem - the error is telling you that the
#andreplace message is going to the ExampleGroup, not the controller.


> What's going wrong here, anyone know?
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