[rspec-users] [Rails] [Bug] use_transactional_fixtures = false suppress the 'fixtures' method

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 16:47:03 EDT 2010

On Sep 3, 2010, at 7:41 PM, Lailson Bandeira wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'm having a problem with fixtures. When I configure RSpec to don't use transactional fixtures, the fixtures method goes away.
> Supposing there's a State model and a fixture file with two records, this works flawlessly:
> RSpec.configure do |config|
>  #...
>  config.use_transactional_fixtures = true
> end
> describe State do
>  fixtures :all
>  it 'should bring the fixtures from database' do
>    State.all.should have(2).states
>  end
> end
> But when I set config.use_transactional_fixtures = false, I get this error:
> ./spec/models/state_spec.rb:4:in `block in <main>': undefined method `fixtures' for #<Class:0x000001009296a8> (NoMethodError)
> 	from /Users/lailsonbm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p0 at rails3/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.20/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:129:in `module_eval'
> 	from /Users/lailsonbm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p0 at rails3/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.20/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:129:in `subclass'
> 	from /Users/lailsonbm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p0 at rails3/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.20/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:116:in `describe'
> 	from /Users/lailsonbm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p0 at rails3/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.20/lib/rspec/core/extensions/object.rb:7:in `describe'
> 	from ./spec/models/state_spec.rb:3:in `<main>'
> I'm using Rails 3, RSpec 2.0.0.beta.20 and the same version of rspec-rails (I also used the code directly from Gihub but it didn't work too).
> I suppose this is a bug, but I just wanted to confirm with you guys before opening the issue ticket.

Yep. Bug. Please report to http://github.com/rspec/rspec-rails/issues.

> And thanks for this great thing that RSpec is

Thanks for that.

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