Undefined Method '|'

I generated scaffolding for User with the following schema:

  create_table "users", :force => true do |t|     t.string "name"     t.string "company"     t.string "lastcompany"     t.datetime "changed"     t.datetime "created_at"     t.datetime "updated_at"   end

When I run the automatically generated functional tests against the Users controller, I get one failure:

  test_should_update_user(UsersControllerTest):   NoMethodError: undefined method `|’ for Wed Apr 29 23:49:18 UTC 2009:Time

Oddly, if I just run this one test it passes:

  >ruby functional\users_controller_test.rb -n test_should_update_user   Loaded suite functional/users_controller_test   Started .   Finished in 0.594 seconds.

  1 tests, 1 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors

The failure seems to be on this line of my controller:

      if @user.update_attributes(params[:user])

Because if I change it to "if true" my test passes.

The only thing unique about this particular class is that it has an additional datetime member. I'm not having luck with google searches because of that pipe character. Hopefully I'm running into a fairly common failure here?

I generated scaffolding for User with the following schema:

create_table "users", :force => true do |t| t.string "name" t.string "company" t.string "lastcompany" t.datetime "changed"

your changed column is squashing an activerecord method called changed, rails calls the changed method expecting to get it's changed method, but gets the accessor for your column instead.


That was it. It took me a while to confirm because I (stupidly) wrote a migration to replace "change" (notice the missing "d") with "lastchanged". The good part is that it forced me to install ruby- debug to take a closer look, and I was able to see the problem for myself. Thanks for the help!