[rspec-users] Question on SQL exceptions

Pat Maddox pat.maddox at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 22:04:40 EDT 2009

On Mar 9, 2009, at 1:53 PM, James Byrne wrote:

> Pat Maddox wrote:
>> ActiveRecord doesn't know anything about db constraint errors.  If  
>> one
>> is violated, the error propagates up in the form of an exception.
> I realize that, but the exception is of the
> ActiveRecord:StatementInvalid class, which I should be able to catch  
> in
> the controller with a rescue clause.  But, I am not getting this to  
> work
> at the moment.

Not sure what your problem is.  Here's a gist that demonstrates what  
you're trying to do, and works fine.  http://gist.github.com/76667


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