Forum: Ruby on Rails unit testing date columns

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Robbie S. (Guest)
on 2006-03-11 12:54
I'm trying to run my first tests, following along the tute in Agile Web
Dev with rails book.

I have a table with a created_at timestamp column in mysql.

My test always fails when testing the result of the created_at column.
The book says my test should look like:
assert_equal "2006-03-09 21:01:37",
@thing.date_available_before_type_cast

but when I run my test I get 1 error returned:
"undefined method date_available_before_type_cast"

what am I doing wrong?
Anonymous (Guest)
on 2006-04-12 17:45
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There is an undefined method because your @thing has no date_available
method.

You only need to add the _before_type_cast suffix to make it work.

Mark
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