[rspec-users] multiple return values with stub

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 12:54:45 EDT 2010

On Apr 30, 2010, at 11:34 AM, Phillip Koebbe wrote:

> I have a helper method
>    def login_as(role)
>        user = stub_model(User)
>        user.stub(:is_administrator?).and_return(role == :admin)
>        User.stub(:find_by_id).and_return(user)
>        session[:user_id] = user.id
>        user
>    end
> which has been dandy until yesterday. I am now working on an admin controller for user maintenance, and in it, I want to do this:
>        before :each do
>            login_as(:admin)
>            @some_user = stub_model(User, valid_user_hash)
>            User.stub(:find_by_id).and_return(@some_user)
>        end
> which obviously conflicts with the stub in login_as.
> I have experimented with adding .with() to each one, hoping that multiple stubs would be created, but that does not seem to be the case. Is there a way to stub the same method but have it return different values? Or can someone suggest a better way of handling this situation?

Two ways to do it: 

1 is documented here; http://rspec.info/documentation/mocks/stubs.html

The other:

User.stub(:find_by_id) do |id|
  if id == $admin_id

or some such.


> Peace,
> Phillip
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