How to create test data using migration for file_column


i would like to create test data for my client using migration.

for example:
:name => ‘john’,
:age => ‘28’

how would one do that for the file_column “image” field? i have tried to
give the name of the file XXXX.jpg, but i get the following error

“Do not know how to handle a string with value ‘XXXXX.jpg’ that was
passed to a file_column. Check if the form’s encoding has been set to

thanks a lot

The easy way to display this is to just store the binary data of the

So you’d have a blob column called image…

:name => ‘john’,
:image =>“/Path/To/Image/File/john.jpg”)

Check out

for some image handling tips.

On Oct 12, 11:19 pm, Cedric C. [email protected]