[rspec-users] Rspec + Shoulda + FactoryGirl = undefined method `reflect_on_association'

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 09:15:07 EST 2010


On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 2:23 AM, Dave <david.mh.tong at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have Rspec + Shoulda + FactoryGirl and I am receiving the following
> error when attempting to call Shoulda's have_many or belong_to
> methods. All Shoulda methods used in the "validations" group work
> fine:
>
>    >   NoMethodError in 'A Project
>    > associations should When you call a
>    > matcher in an example without a
>    > String, like this:
>    >
>    >   specify { object.should matcher }
>    >
>    >   or this:
>    >
>    >   it { should matcher }
>    >
>    >   RSpec expects the matcher to have a
>    > #description method. You should either   add a String to the
> example this
>    > matcher is being used in, or give it a
>    > description method. Then you won't
>    > have to suffer this lengthy warning
>    > again.   '   undefined method
>    > `reflect_on_association' for
>    > #<Project:0x34d8624>   /vendor/plugins/active_matchers/lib/
> matchers/association_matcher.rb:37:in

What's active_matchers? I don't think that's part of rspec, shoulda,
or factory_girl.

>    > `confirm_association'
>    > /vendor/plugins/active_matchers/lib/matchers/
> association_matcher.rb:36:in
>    > `each'
>    > /vendor/plugins/active_matchers/lib/matchers/
> association_matcher.rb:36:in
>    > `confirm_association'
>    > /vendor/plugins/active_matchers/lib/matchers/
> association_matcher.rb:11:in
>    > `matches?'
>    > ./spec/models/project_spec.rb:7:
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> spec/spec_helper.rb
> ==================================================================
>
>    require 'shoulda'
>
> spec/models/project_spec.rb
> ==================================================================
>
>    require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../spec_helper'
>
>    describe "A Project" do
>      describe "associations" do
>
>        subject { Factory(:project) }
>
>        it { should have_many(:tasks) }
>        it { should belong_to(:project_status) }
>      end
>
>      describe "validations" do
>        subject { Factory(:project) }
>
>        it { should validate_presence_of(:name) }
>
>        it { should validate_uniqueness_of(:name).case_insensitive }
>
>        it { should allow_mass_assignment_of(:name) }
>      end
>    end
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