rake without code evaluation?

Huh? Code in fields in the database will never get run unless you've written something to run it!

Can you show some of your code and give some example data?

Pete Yandell

fixtures files are yaml files which can contain ruby code. this lets you do things like have a database.yml with conditional configuration based on the user, etc. as a guess (i haven't worked with this), the problem lies there, and you'll need to come up with a way to appropriately escape the code.