Yo guys... I'm starting to get into testing my current e-commerce Rails app before I Engine-ify it...(Codename "Substruct" - don't sleep!) I've got some data that should be loaded before each test. Convention tells me that I should prepare this data in nice YML files as fixtures, although I'm not quite so sure. The data in question is a country list (upwards of 200 items), order status codes, and shipping codes (fedex, ups, dhl, etc) amongst other things. All standard stuff that's needed in tests and in the real production app. I have all of the default values in a SQL file that I load for new applications with a Rake task. I really don't want to duplicate that information in fixtures - especially the huge country list. I've been calling that Rake task in the "setup" method - which works sometimes. On OSX/Linux it works, in XP it breaks. I'm guessing XP doesn't like `rake load_authority_data`. Ideas on that? Additionally, running the rake task in setup causes my tests to run extremely sloooow. How is everyone handling this situation in their applications? How do you load authority data in new applications vs testing? Am I doing something really stupid here or what? Let me know, thanks...
on 2005-12-28 06:20
on 2005-12-28 08:16
Check this out: http://nubyonrails.com/articles/2005/12/27/dump-or... That should do it.
on 2005-12-28 09:48
Are you suggesting I just use that tool and keep all of my regular data in fixtures instead of SQL?
on 2005-12-28 18:12
subimage interactive wrote: > Are you suggesting I just use that tool and keep all of my regular data > in > fixtures instead of SQL? Maybe not all of it but if you already have those countries in SQL then youcan just dump them to fixtures this way..