[rspec-users] Testing update, flash[:error]

Robert Dober robert.dober at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 16:55:03 EST 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM, Paul Nelligan <nellboy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Andrew
> I suspect that flash[:error] is not a valid identifier,  and therefore is
> returning a nil value.
> Hope this is of use to you.
> Paul
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Andrew Davis <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I'm trying to write a failure test for updating a model, but the
>> flash[:error] seems to be causing a problem.
>> All code can be found here:
>> http://pastie.org/private/zcu0fpzbfbjbleocmf1bqw
>> I've also tried using regular expressions, instead of:
>> flash[:error].should == "Name can't be blank"
>> I've tried:
>> flash[:error].should =~ /Name can't be blank/i

As Paul pointed out correctly flash[:error] == nil, thus your spec
works quite correctly. All you have to do now is to set flash[:error]
appropriately, in your case I guess that this should be done by means
of ActiveRecord/ActiveModel validations.
Are you sure that you have the necessary validation in your Task model?


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