Forum: Ruby on Rails Bizarre ActiveRecord::Errors/validation problem

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Luke R. (Guest)
on 2006-02-10 17:58
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I could be going mad and missing something really obvious here but I'm
getting an unexpected result from the following.

The schema:

create_table :services, :force => true do |t|
    t.column :id, :primary_key
    t.column :name, :string, :ilmit => 5, :null => false
    t.column :port, :integer, :null => false
    t.column :status, :string

The model:

class Service < ActiveRecord::Base
    validates_presence_of :name, :port, :status

The unit tests:

class ServiceTest < Test::Unit::TestCase
  def test_new_service
        @service = = 'www'
        @service.port = 80
        @service.status = 'Unknown'

    def test_invalid_service
        @service =
        assert !
        assert_equal "can't be blank", @service.errors['name']
        assert_equal "can't be blank", @service.errors['status']
        assert_equal "can't be blank", @service.errors['port']

The first test passes fine, but the second test is failing on that last
assertion with:

=> <"can't be blank"> expected but was
=> <nil>.

Any idea why the validate_presence_of method isn't picking up the :port
column and providing an appropriate error message like it is with
name/status? Its not a reserved word or something is it?

To aid debugging, here is the output of:

@service.errors.each_full { |m| puts m }
=> Name can't be blank
=> Status can't be blank

As you can see, no sign of my error message for the port column.

Wilson B. (Guest)
on 2006-02-10 22:59
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Did you copy and paste this? If so, you've got a typo here:
t.column :name, :string, :ilmit => 5, :null => false

"ilmit" instead of 'limit'
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