Mock_model not stubbing model attribtues in view spec

Hi – I am just getting to grips w/ view specs, and am having an issue
with mock_model not stubbing the mocked model’s attributes.
For instance, I have the following:

before do
@input_timesheet = mock_model( InputTimesheet )
assigns[:input_timesheet] = @input_timesheet
end

it “should display a table element” do
render ‘/input_timesheets/edit.rhtml_spec.rb’
response.should have_tag( ‘table’ )
end

Obviously, the view calls for a number of attributes from the
@input_timesheet, but unless I explicitly define these in the mock_model
method, I get the following kind of error:

ActionView::TemplateError in ‘/input_timesheets/edit.rhtml should
display expected InputTimesheet details’ Mock ‘InputTimesheet_1000’
received unexpected message :comments with (no args)

Can anyone offer any advice as to why this should be?
(Maybe it’s supposed to be like this for views?)
Cheers,
Doug.

On 20 May 2008, at 11:50, Doug L. wrote:

Obviously, the view calls for a number of attributes from the
@input_timesheet, but unless I explicitly define these in the
mock_model
method, I get the following kind of error:

I’m puzzled, I thought you always had to stub methods on a mock from
mock_model? I don’t remember the default behaviour ever being to
ignore unknown messages?

Sorry, guess this is not a helpful post, I just wanted to know how it
behaves for you normally.

Ashley


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On 20.5.2008, at 14.26, Ashley M. wrote:

mock_model? I don’t remember the default behaviour ever being to
ignore unknown messages?

Sorry, guess this is not a helpful post, I just wanted to know how
it behaves for you normally.

mock_model doesn’t stub any methods automatically, and it doesn’t
matter whether you’re in view, model or controller specs. If you need
the attributes and don’t want to specify anything by hand, stub_model
might work for you. It basically creates a real AR object, with its db
connections cut.

//jarkko


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Wow, did I ever have that wrong, then!
Thanks for all those replies – stub_model looks like the ticket I was
after, in that case.
Cheers again,
Doug.

On May 20, 2008, at 6:32 AM, Jarkko L. wrote:

need the attributes and don’t want to specify anything by hand,
stub_model might work for you. It basically creates a real AR
object, with its db connections cut.

FYI - this is only in git right now:

http://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec
http://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec-rails

git://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec.git
git://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec-rails.git

Cheers,
David

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