[rspec-users] rspec tests and acts_as_solr models

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 11:46:05 EDT 2008

Martin Streicher <martin.streicher at gmail.com> writes:

> I would like to use rspec to test a model that leverages
> acts_as_solr. I think I want to render rebuild_solr_index and
> solr_commit and  perhaps other methods that call out to the Solr
> server moot by having  those functions simply return true. (I will
> build other tests to make  sure my Solr configuration
> works properly.)
> Can anyone make suggestions on how to best approach this? Shall I just
> open the class and redefine certain methods? Or is there a way for me
> to disable Solr for all classes while running rspec?

Solr lets you disable stuff pretty easily.  In our system, Recipe and
User are both AAS.  We throw this in our spec_helper.rb:

Spec::Runner.configuration.before do
  Recipe.configuration[:if] = false
  User.configuration[:if] = false

def with_solr
  Recipe.configuration[:if] = 'true'
  User.configuration[:if] = 'true'
  Recipe.configuration[:if] = false
  User.configuration[:if] = false

All of our specs will run with solr disabled, and if you want solr on to
test it you can do

with_solr do

Instead of listing the classes explicitly, you could iterate over all of
the AR::Base subclasses and see which ones are AAS and turn them on/off


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