Data in my object but not the db - help!

I’m a newbie learning Rails3 and this issue has my learning stopped in
its tracks, so I’d greatly appreciate your help. I have a simple test
app with a User model and name and email fields. In the console, if I
run
@test = User.create!(:name => ‘Test Testman’, :email =>
[email protected]’)
I get
=> #<User id: 21, name: nil, email: nil, created_at: “2011-01-09
03:48:00”, updated_at: “2011-01-09 03:48:00”>.
Where did my name and email data go? If I check the object I just
created in the console,
@test.name
returns
=> “Test Testman”
so it made it that far, and it also passed my model validation.
Looking at the development log, I see NIL values for these fields in
the SQL. Looking at the DB, I have rows being created with IDs and
dates, but no name & email. How could data be present in the object
but not get written into the SQL? My environment is running Ruby
1.9.2, Rails 3.0.3 and sqlite3-ruby 1.3.2 (I updated everything in an
attempt to fix this) . Anyone ever see behavior like this and know the
fix?

Here’s all I’m trying to do:

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
attr_accessor :name, :email

email_regex = /\A[\w+-.][email protected][a-z\d-.]+.[a-z]+\z/i

validates :name,
:presence => true,
:length => { :maximum => 50 }

validates :email,
:presence => true,
:format => { :with => email_regex },
:uniqueness => { :case_sensitive => false }
end

On Jan 9, 4:20am, Pixelguru [email protected] wrote:

I’m a newbie learning Rails3 and this issue has my learning stopped in
its tracks, so I’d greatly appreciate your help. I have a simple test
app with a User model and name and email fields. In the console, if I
run

Don’t use attr_accessor - you’re replacing the activerecord accessors
that store data in the database with standard ruby ones (that don’t)

Fred

Thank you so much!
The tutorial I was following had attr_accessible :name, :email
and I had attr_accessor :name, :email
I must have stared at it 100 times and not spotted the difference.

On Jan 9, 7:26am, Frederick C. [email protected]