[rspec-users] post authentication token

Mark Thomson mark.thomson at ieee.org
Tue Oct 7 14:36:50 EDT 2008


Nice. Thanks. I had wondered if there was a way to separate the data 
initialization from the step definitions. Looks like that's what this does.

Zach Dennis wrote:
> You may want to look into using seed data. I currently use seed_fu by mbleigh:
>     http://github.com/mbleigh/seed-fu/tree/master
>
> Here's the snippet I use to load them:
>
>   ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection(ActiveRecord::Base.configurations['test'])
>   ActiveRecord::Schema.verbose = false
>   load "#{RAILS_ROOT}/db/schema.rb"
>   Dir[File.join(RAILS_ROOT, "features/fixtures", '*.rb')].sort.each {
> |fixture| load fixture }
>
> I do this rather than a rake task because that takes forever (thx
> Brandon Keepers for correcting my usage, you have saved me tons of
> minutes)
>
> Zach
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Mark Thomson <mark.thomson at ieee.org> wrote:
>   
>> Hey thanks Zach. That was a good suggestion. What the log file showed me was
>> that I had a nil object being accessed in my "new" action - and the reason
>> is that it's an object that in my development code is read from a table of
>> global variables in my db. I create that table, including the values of the
>> global variable, in a migration. However, this doesn't exist in my test db.
>> So I did a <Model>.create in my "given" step to instantiate the global
>> variable and I'm now all good.
>>
>> Mark.
>>
>>
>>
>> Zach Dennis wrote:
>>     
>>> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Mark Thomson <mark.thomson at ieee.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Hmm, thanks. Still not sure if I'm diagnosing my problem correctly. Just
>>>> to
>>>> be clear, I don't have any user authentication going on, just a regular
>>>> Rails button_to call. I tried installing webrat and put "visits '/' " in
>>>> my
>>>> "given" step and "clicks_button" in my "when" step. However I get an
>>>> error
>>>> from my_story.rb - "No such file or directory - open
>>>> tmp/webrat-12233801950.html.
>>>>
>>>> Presumably my issue would also apply in posting a form in a regular Rails
>>>> integration test. The example on pp207-208 of AWDR  doesn't suggest that
>>>> anything needs to be done in a post call to achieve session
>>>> authentication.
>>>> And I see here -
>>>>
>>>> http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/RequestForgeryProtection/ClassMethods.html#M000693
>>>> that forgery protection is actually turned off in testing - which I've
>>>> confirmed in my config/environments/test.rb. So maybe I have some other
>>>> problem causing my response test to fail. Any other suggestions would be
>>>> appreciated.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Have you looked at your log/test.log file to see if there are any
>>> exceptions being thrown? Or at least to see what is being rendered,
>>> perhaps you're hitting a path you don't intend.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
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