[rspec-users] [cucumber] webrat+selenium integration problem: record not saved to database?

Mike Gaffney mr.gaffo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 11:18:31 EDT 2009


If you actually want to use transactional fixtures with selenium, try out
http://github.com/gaffo/mainline

Something I coded up that allows selenium to work with transactional 
fixtures.

Ben Mabey wrote:
> Balint Erdi wrote:
>> Hey,
>>
>> I am writing a simple cucumber feature for a Rails app to test if the
>> webrat+selenium integration was successful:
>>
>>  Scenario: Successful log in
>>     Given the user "pepito" exists # (1)
>>     And the user "pepito" is active
>>     When I go to the login page
>>     And I fill in "login" with "pepito"
>>     And I fill in "password" with "secret"
>>     And I press "submit" # (2)
>>     Then I should see a confirmation message
>>
>> Now I think I managed to set up the architecture all right (using sep.
>> setup files for plain and javascript -selenium- features as described
>> here: 
>> http://wiki.github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/setting-up-selenium).
>> The problem is that the "Then I should see a confirmation message"
>> fails.
>>
>> I put a breakpoint at (2) to investigate the problem. I've found that:
>>
>> 1. the user is succesfully created (User.first in a rails console
>> gives back pepito)
>> 2. I can log in successfully from the console (User.authenticate
>> ("pepito", "secret") gives back the user meaning successful
>> authentication.
>> 3. The login and password fields are correctly filled with the values
>> (checking that in the launched FF browser)
>> 4. If I manually submit the form at the breakpoint, it also fails to
>> log in, so it's not that the "And I press "submit" step does something
>> other than submitting the form.
>> 5. the users table in the database that selenium uses is empty.
>> (mysql> select * from users;
>> Empty set (0.00 sec) ). That surprises me a bit since in theory
>> selenium does not use transactional fixtures so the record should
>> appear right away after (1) runs.
>>   
>
> Webrat's Selenium adapter will not change your DB settings.  On line 
> 10 on your env.rb file you actually have transactional support turned 
> on.  You need to comment that line out when using Selenium.  For more 
> info please read about this problem on the wiki:
>
> http://wiki.github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/troubleshooting
>
> HTH,
> Ben
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