[rspec-users] Should I be using database_cleaner to tear down data in RSpec 2.0 + Rails 3.0?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 15:42:59 EDT 2010

On Jun 5, 2010, at 3:34 PM, Brian Cardarella wrote:

> On Jun 5, 2:12 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 5, 2010, at 12:42 PM, Brian Cardarella wrote:
>>> Subject pretty much asks the question
>> You _can_, but if you use ActiveRecord and start off with a clean DB, you can use_transactional_examples (alias for use_transactional_fixtures, which defaults to true in beta.10, but will default to false in beta.11).
> David,
> I'm not seeing that behavior.
> I have beta.10 and without using database_cleaner data is persisting
> after each spec and from suite run to suite run. I thought
> database_cleaner would resolve the issue but it doesn't seem to.

I _am_ seeing that behaviour :)

Are you using AR? What does your spec_helper look like?

This cucumber feature passes:


Not sure what's up, but there is something different about your environment.

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