Testing create action with associations

Hi,

In my objects controller, I call the following in order to create an
object:

def create
    @object = @account.objects.build params[:object]

    respond_to do |format|
      if @object.save
...
end

The account variable is populated by a before filter in
application.rb.

When I try to test this though, I keep receiving a nil object error.
It seems to be that the test does not recognise the before filter and
therefore cannot create the object.

How do I make my test recognise the account variable?

Thanks in advance.

Robin

Robin Fisher wrote:

Hi,

In my objects controller, I call the following in order to create an
object:

def create
    @object = @account.objects.build params[:object]

    respond_to do |format|
      if @object.save
...
end

The account variable is populated by a before filter in
application.rb.

When I try to test this though, I keep receiving a nil object error.
It seems to be that the test does not recognise the before filter and
therefore cannot create the object.

How do I make my test recognise the account variable?

Thanks in advance.

Robin

>

If it's a functional test, the filter will be run (assuming it's being
called), so there's probably some other problem. You can try putting a
logger.debug "this has been run and @account = #{@account.inspect}" in
the filter, and then checking the logs, or a: p assigns(:account).
Hope this helps
Chris