Bizarre ActiveRecord::Errors/validation problem


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
=> .

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.



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’