Having troubles saving a new model


My model is being created but isn’t saving. It’s like it skips straight
past saving. Any ideas why it might do this? Updating works fine.

def create
@volunteer = Volunteer.new(params[:volunteer])

And here’s what the console reads upon create:

Processing VolunteersController#create (for at 2009-01-21
11:33:00) [POST]
Parameters: {“commit”=>“Create”, “volunteer”=>{“name”=>“test”,
“job_id”=>“2”, “accepted”=>“0”, “start_time(1i)”=>“2009”,
“finish_time(1i)”=>“2009”, “start_time(2i)”=>“1”,
“finish_time(2i)”=>“1”, “start_time(3i)”=>“21”, “role”=>“Team Leader”,
“finish_time(3i)”=>“21”, “start_time(4i)”=>“01”,
“finish_time(4i)”=>“01”, “start_time(5i)”=>“18”,
“finish_time(5i)”=>“18”, “email”=>“removed_email_address@domain.invalid”},
Redirected to http://volunteers.local/volunteers
Completed in 14ms (DB: 0) | 302 Found


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:51 PM, Darren J. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

#save returns true if successful, false otherwise. The code generated by
the scaffold typically looks something like:

  if @volunteer.save
    flash[:notice] = "New volunteer successfully added to database."
    format.html { redirect_to(volunteers_url) }
    format.xml  { render :xml => @volunteer, :status => :created,

:location => @volunteer }
format.html { render :action => “new” }
format.xml { render :xml => @volunteer.errors, :status =>
:unprocessable_entity }

Your volunteer model is probably failing a validation or two. Try
in your development log.



Hi, thanks Patrick.

I originally did have that scaffold type setup and it kept returning
false so I forced it to save just to show it’s not working.

I don’t have any validations on my model at the moment and sorry, I
should have said, that console excerpt is straight from the development
log, it’s not showing any errors which is why I’m a bit lost.


Try firing up script/console and manually try making a new Volunteer
object and saving it.


a = Volunteer.new(:name => “john”) # shouldn’t matter if you don’t pass all the fields since there are no validations

Might not answer your question, but should help you figure out where
the issue is.

On Jan 20, 8:51 pm, Darren J. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


Try firing up script/console and manually try making a new Volunteer
object and saving it.

Hmm… yep, that’s returning false.

I found where the problem lies, thanks everyone. a dodgy before_save
filter I made.