RSpec fails although it shouldn't

Hi all,
i wrote a Rspec test for my controller and it fails although it should
pass.
Here is my Rspec test:

require ‘spec_helper’

describe UsersController do
render_views

describe “GET ‘show’” do
it “returns http success” do
get ‘show’
response.should be_success
end

it "should have the right title" do
  get 'show'
  response.should have_selector("title",:content => " | User")
end

end

end

The test fails with this message:

Failures:

  1. UsersController GET ‘show’ returns http success
    Failure/Error: get ‘show’
    ActionController::RoutingError:
    No route matches {:controller=>“users”, :action=>“show”}

    ./spec/controllers/users_controller_spec.rb:20:in `block (3

levels) in <top (required)>’

  1. UsersController GET ‘show’ should have the right title
    Failure/Error: get ‘show’
    ActionController::RoutingError:
    No route matches {:controller=>“users”, :action=>“show”}

    ./spec/controllers/users_controller_spec.rb:25:in `block (3

levels) in <top (required)>’

The controller is already created also the view. I got the method show
in the users controller. I also added the resources :users to my
routes.rb.
I am able to reach the page without problems. I also checked the rake
routes and they are available for this test so it should go green.

Maybe someone see an error and can help me out with this. It would be
great.

Thanks and regards

Greg

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 15:49, Gregor P. [email protected]
wrote:

describe “GET ‘show’” do
it “returns http success” do
get ‘show’
response.should be_success
end

Don’t you need to specify an id there? Or are you thinking “index”
(show all)?

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Am 07.11.2011 um 21:58 schrieb Dave A.:

-Dave


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How to do that? I just started to learn how write tests for the
application.

describe “GET ‘show’” do
it “returns http success” do
get ‘show/1’
response.should be_success
end

OR can i use a wildcard?

describe “GET ‘show’” do
it “returns http success” do
get ‘show/:id’
response.should be_success
end

What makes me pondering is that rake routes is shows that the route is
available so how can the id be the problem that the test fails?! Sorry
if this question is stupid but I’m still in the learning stage

users GET /users(.:format)
{:action=>“index”, :controller=>“users”}
POST /users(.:format)
{:action=>“create”, :controller=>“users”}
new_user GET /users/new(.:format)
{:action=>“new”, :controller=>“users”}
edit_user GET /users/:id/edit(.:format)
{:action=>“edit”, :controller=>“users”}
user GET /users/:id(.:format)
{:action=>“show”, :controller=>“users”}
PUT /users/:id(.:format)
{:action=>“update”, :controller=>“users”}
DELETE /users/:id(.:format)
{:action=>“destroy”, :controller=>“users”}

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 16:11, Gregor P. [email protected]
wrote:

Am 07.11.2011 um 21:58 schrieb Dave A.:

Don’t you need to specify an id there?

How to do that? I just started to learn how write tests for the application.

I recommend you read:

http://guides.rubyonrails.org/testing.html

(and then all the other assorted Rails Guides). To get you started,
it contains this snippet that might be helpful:

Example: Calling the :show action, passing an id of 12 as the params
and setting a user_id of 5 in the session:
get(:show, {‘id’ => “12”}, {‘user_id’ => 5})

Another example: Calling the :view action, passing an id of 12 as
the params, this time with no session, but with a flash message.
get(:view, {‘id’ => ‘12’}, nil, {‘message’ => ‘booya!’})

So for your purposes, I’d think that:

get :show, :id => '1'

might do fine, assuming that there is indeed a user with ID 1 in your
test database.

What makes me pondering is that rake routes
is shows that the route is available

Right, but if you look at that line:

user GET /users/:id(.:format) {:action=>“show”, :controller=>“users”}

you see “:id”, which means you need to supply that somehow. (The
:format part is in parens, meaning it’s optional.)

Sorry if this question is stupid but I’m still in the learning stage

No problem, we all started there too. :slight_smile: Kudos to you for testing
at all, many people skip that entirely! :frowning:

-Dave


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Am 07.11.2011 um 22:22 schrieb Dave A.:

http://guides.rubyonrails.org/testing.html
get(:view, {‘id’ => ‘12’}, nil, {‘message’ => ‘booya!’})

So for your purposes, I’d think that:

get :show, :id => ‘1’

might do fine, assuming that there is indeed a user with ID 1 in your
test database.

Thanks for the link i will start reading the tutorials. For now your
posted proposal worked, after i added some data to the test database (is
easy to forget)

What makes me pondering is that rake routes
is shows that the route is available

Right, but if you look at that line:

user GET /users/:id(.:format) {:action=>“show”, :controller=>“users”}

you see “:id”, which means you need to supply that somehow. (The
:format part is in parens, meaning it’s optional.)

You are right my method will only work for static routes or routes like
index, new

Sorry if this question is stupid but I’m still in the learning stage

No problem, we all started there too. :slight_smile: Kudos to you for testing
at all, many people skip that entirely! :frowning:

Nice to hear that :slight_smile:

Thanks for your help

Regards Greg

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