Forum: Ruby on Rails I don't get why my model isn't saving - assistance requested

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Wayne M. (Guest)
on 2008-10-22 03:36
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I'm trying to do something relatively basic.  I'm using the restful
authentication plugin, so I have Users, and I also have Tasks which
belong to a user:

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
   has_many :assigned_tasks, :class_name => "Task", :foreign_key =>
"assigned_to"
   has_many :created_tasks, :class_name => "Task", :foreign_key =>
"created_by"
end

class Task < ActiveRecord::Base
   belongs_to :creator, :class_name => "User", :foreign_key =>
"created_by"
   belongs_to :user, :class_name => "User", :foreign_key =>
"assigned_to"
end

I'm using Rails 2.1.1 so I'm doing this in the view:

# new.html.erb
<% form_for @task do |f| %>
... fields
<% end %>

But the application posts to the index action, not the create action
like it's supposed to; even if I try to post a blank form, when errors
should be raised, it's posting without raising any errors whatsoever.
The new action in the controller reads like this:

def new
   @task = @current_user.created_tasks.build
end

and here's the create action:

def create
   @task = @current_user.created_tasks.build(params[:task])
   if @task.save
     flash[:notice] = "Task was created"
     redirect_to task_path(@task)
   else
     render :action => 'new'
   end
end

Can someone let me know what I'm doing wrong?  Should I not be
creating the task with build?  I thought I was getting pretty decent
with the basics of Rails, but I guess not because something this
simple is tripping me up.
Wayne M. (Guest)
on 2008-10-22 04:27
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Okay... I have no idea what the problem was, but it seems to be
working right now.
Ami (Guest)
on 2008-10-22 07:17
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if you do task.save! it should show you where it fails
Levente Bagi (Guest)
on 2008-11-05 01:03
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I had the same problem, restarting the server helped.
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