Form validation/errors not working

Hello. I’m trying to create a form. It has only a username and a
password field.

The validation methods, such as validates_presence_of, aren’t working.
Does anyone know why?


class UsersController < ApplicationController

def index
@users = User.all
end

def show
@user = User.find(params[:id])
end

def new
if session[:user_id].nil?

  if params[:user].nil? #User hasn't filled the form
    @user = User.new
  else #User has filled the form
    user = User.new(params[:user])

    if user.save
      user.salt = rand(1000000000)
      user.password = Digest::MD5.hexdigest(user.salt.to_s +

user.password)
user.save
flash[:notice] = ‘User was successfully created.’
session[:user_id] = user.id
session[:password] = user.password
redirect_to url_for(:action=>“index”,:controller=>“users”)
else
render :action => “new”
end
end

else #User is already logged in
  flash[:notice] = 'You are already registered.'
  redirect_to url_for(:action=>"index")
end

end

Some non-related methods removed…

end


ActionController::Routing::Routes.draw do |map|

map.connect ‘login/’, :controller => “users”, :action => “login”
map.connect ‘logout/’, :controller => “users”, :action => “logout”
map.connect ‘register/’, :controller => “users”, :action => “new”

map.resources :users # I want to remove this line in the future…

map.connect ‘:controller/:action/:id’ # I want to remove this line
in the future…
map.connect ‘:controller/:action/:id.:format’ # I want to remove
this line in the future…
end


New user

<% form_for :user, :url =>{:action=>“new”, :controller=>“users”} do |
f| %>
<%= f.error_messages %>

<%= f.label :name %>
<%= f.text_field :name %>

<%= f.label :password %>
<%= f.password_field :password %>

<%= f.submit 'Create' %>

<% end %>

<%= link_to ‘Back’, users_path %>


class User < ActiveRecord::Base
validates_presence_of :name, :password
end

According to the API, you will need to do seperate validations. This
is due to the fact that if there’s a comma after name, it expects an
option. :password is not an option.

So:
class User < ActiveRecord::Base
validates_presence_of :name
validates_presence_of :password
end

Hope this helps! If it doesn’t, please check back.

Kind regards,
Jaap H.
w. http://www.relywebsolutions.nl

Gabriel B. wrote:

Hello. I’m trying to create a form. It has only a username and a
password field.

The validation methods, such as validates_presence_of, aren’t working.
Does anyone know why?

please submit why you don’t think they are working; You received an
error message? You checked the db and the record is/ins’t there with
invalid data? Your form didn’t submit? What???

Now it doesn’t submit with blank password.

But it doesn’t display the errors… Do you know why?

Ilan,

Before, it didn’t worked because the form was submitted even with the
password field blank.

Now, the problem is that the errors don’t appear.

He might be saving it twice because turning an empty string into MD5
will give an MD5 hash as well. I’m not sure whether that’s also the
case in Rails, but it is in PHP. Doing an if with the empty password
will give an error and not save it at all. Doing an if with a password
string will save it and then re-save the altered string.

Now, the problem is that the errors don’t appear.

Where is it that they don’t appear? In your log? Because that sounds
strange to me. It should say something, even if it’s actually saving
everything.

It doesn’t give an error in your view because you don’t send any
errors to your view:

else
render :action => “new”
end

It does send you back to the “new” view however. Does that happen? If
you want it to show an error, you should actually send an error to the
view.

Yes, it goes to the view, but the errors doesn’t appear in the view…
How do I send them?

Gabriel B. wrote:

Ilan,

Before, it didn’t worked because the form was submitted even with the
password field blank.

Now, the problem is that the errors don’t appear.

why do you have

if user.save

user.save

Are you trying to save multiple times?

You might want to try something like this:

else
flash[:warning] = @user.errors.full_messages.join("
")
render :action => “new”
end

and put <%= flash[:warning] %> somewhere in your view.

There’s also a way to get your model validations to show in the form,
but I don’t have an example of how to do such a thing. Of course,
@user.errors will also be sent to your view if you don’t specify the
flash like I did above, but I like this way more because you will be
able to re-use this solution or even include the flash somewhere in
your layout.

Hope this helps!

Kind regards,
Jaap H.
w. http://www.relywebsolutions.nl

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