Error loading fixture with serialized field - undefined method `key?'

Hi all,

I'm hoping some kind person out there can help me understand what I'm
doing wrong....

I have a user model, which has two serialized fields-
class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  acts_as_authentic :validate_email_field => false

  has_many :user_domain_roles

  serialize :admin_domains
  serialize :manage_domains
end

and I'm trying to create some test fixtures for this model:
usersiteadmin:
  id: 2
  login: usersiteadmin
  password_salt: <%= salt = User.unique_token %>
  crypted_password: <%= Authlogic::CryptoProviders::Sha512.encrypt
("usersiteadmin" + salt) %>
  persistence_token:
6cde0674657a8a313ce952df979de2830309aa4c11ca65805dd00bfdc65dbcc2f5e36718660a1d2e68c1a08c276d996763985d2f06fd3d076eb7bc4d97b1e317
  login_count: 1
  last_request_at: 2009-03-09 19:56:38
  last_login_at: 2009-03-09 19:56:38
  current_login_at: 2009-03-09 19:56:38
  last_login_ip: MyString
  current_login_ip: MyString
  first_name: usersiteadminfname
  last_name: usersiteadminlname
  email: me@gmail.com
  admin_domains: <%= [1,3,8,2,9,10,11,7].to_yaml %>
  manage_domains: --- []

However, when I try to rake I get this error when the fixtures are
loading:
NoMethodError: undefined method `key?' for [1, 3, 8, 2, 9, 10, 11,
{"7\nmanage_domains"=>"--- []"}]:Array

I get the exact same error when I try to generate the string
explicitly:
  admin_domains: <%= "--- \n- 1\n- 3\n- 8\n- 2\n- 9\n- 10\n- 11\n- 7"
%>

I have no idea why it doesn't like my fixture and would really
appreciate any pointers on the matter. Thanks

  -Chris W

However, when I try to rake I get this error when the fixtures are
loading:
NoMethodError: undefined method `key?' for [1, 3, 8, 2, 9, 10, 11,
{"7\nmanage_domains"=>"--- []"}]:Array

I get the exact same error when I try to generate the string
explicitly:
admin_domains: <%= "--- \n- 1\n- 3\n- 8\n- 2\n- 9\n- 10\n- 11\n- 7"
%>

I have no idea why it doesn't like my fixture and would really
appreciate any pointers on the matter. Thanks

You might want to stick quotes around that string to stop yaml parsing
it

Fred

Hi Fred,

Yup - quotes did the trick! In hindsight that makes perfect sense, but
it would have taken me a long time to figure it out on my own.

Much thanks!

  -Chris W