Rspec testing in rails3

Hi,

I have a Queues controller and and QueueItems controller in my rails
application. In routes I have defined as below
`match 'queues/:queue_id/next', :to=> 'queueitems#next'`
In my QueueItems Controller I have a next action and it assigns an
instance variable.

    def next
    @queue = "Regular"
    #other stuffs related to regular
    end

How do I test this in Rspec. I am pretty very new to Rspec. Please help.
I tried like the below

    describe "next " do
      it "routes /queues/:queue_id/next" do
        { :get => "/queues/regular_queue/next" }.should route_to(
          :controller => "queue_items",
          :action => "next",
          :queue_id => "regular_queue",
          :format => "json"
            )
        assigns(:queue).should_not be_nil
        expect(response).to be_success
      end

But it is not at all coming inside my next action in controller.

What you’ve written there is a routing spec - it’s just testing that your routes file maps that path to the correct controller/action. It’s not making a request at all. For that you want a controller spec (these should be in spec/controllers/ for rspec to detect this as a controller spec. You’d want something along these lines

describe QueueItemsController do

describe ‘GET next’ do

it ‘should assign queue’ do

get :next

assigns(:queue).should == ‘Regular’

end

end

end

Fred

Frederick Cheung wrote in post #1144184:

          :format => "json"
            )
        assigns(:queue).should_not be_nil
        expect(response).to be_success
      end

But it is not at all coming inside my next action in controller.

What you've written there is a routing spec - it's just testing that
your
routes file maps that path to the correct controller/action. It's not
making a request at all. For that you want a controller spec (these
should
be in spec/controllers/ for rspec to detect this as a controller spec.
You'd want something along these lines

describe QueueItemsController do
  describe 'GET next' do
    it 'should assign queue' do
      get :next
      assigns(:queue).should == 'Regular'
    end
  end
end

Fred

Hi Fred,

I tried the above code by putting it in the
spec/controllers/queue_items_constroller_spec.rb file
But it shows the routing error as
Failure/Error: get :next
     ActionController::RoutingError:
       No route matches {:controller=>"queue_items", :action=>"next"}
In the routes file I have defined as
  match '/queues/:queue_id/next', :to => 'queue_items#next',
:format=>'json'