[rspec-users] Question on SQL exceptions

James Byrne lists at ruby-forum.com
Mon Mar 9 16:00:19 EDT 2009

James Byrne wrote:

> To prevent duplicate values in the DBMS I use a unique index on those
> columns.  I am testing that duplicate values cannot, in fact, be added.

> I thought, probably incorrectly, that when #save is called then any
> errors are returned to the controller to handle.  This is evidently not
> happening so can someone tell me how this is supposed to be handled?

A. rescue ActiveRecord::StatementInvalid
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