Rspec - In views

Hi All,

I want to test my application with rspec.

In order to test my views, I have written few specs as given in the
examples.

Is there any way to test the user acceptance?

i.e suppose the field takes a string.

I want to test it for integers, float values, alphanumeric values, etc
and
run tests against that.

I need to get the tests failed as it takes only string.

I would be really thankful if someone can guide me on this.

Please help me with a simple example so that I can understand it quickly
and
move ahead.

Thanks in advance.

Hi

But you haven’t given any example

Hi,

Example if the view has a form with few fields and a submit button, I
want
to test whether the data that i enter is according to the database,i.e
the
model(Having all validations[Null]) and the page gets redirected to
success
page.

For Example:

require ‘spec_helper’

describe “/admin/books/new.html.erb” do
include Admin::BooksHelper

before(:each) do
assigns[:book] = stub_model(Book,
:new_record? => true,
:sku_number => “value for sku_number”,
:title => “value for title”,
:author1 => “value for author1”,
:author2 => “value for author2”,
:author3 => “value for author3”,
:author4 => “value for author4”,
:author5 => “value for author5”

)
end

it “renders new book form” do
render

response.should have_tag(“form[action=?][method=post]”,
admin_books_path) do
with_tag(“input#book_sku_number[name=?]”, “book[sku_number]”)
with_tag(“input#book_title[name=?]”, “book[title]”)
with_tag(“input#book_author1[name=?]”, “book[author1]”)
with_tag(“input#book_author2[name=?]”, “book[author2]”)
with_tag(“input#book_author3[name=?]”, “book[author3]”)
with_tag(“input#book_author4[name=?]”, “book[author4]”)
with_tag(“input#book_author5[name=?]”, “book[author5]”)

end
end
end

Now, i am testing whether the form renders to new book form. Similarly
for
each input box, i want to test my data with different values and also
test
whether the form has been rendered to show page after submitting this
new
form.

I would be thankful to you if you can guide me on this.

Thanks!!

Rails ROR wrote:

Hi,

Example if the view has a form with few fields and a submit button, I
want
to test whether the data that i enter is according to the database,i.e
the
model(Having all validations[Null]) and the page gets redirected to
success
page.

Views are dumb. What you want to test is actually controller
functionality. And although you can do it with just RSpec, I’d
recommend using Cucumber for anything at the feature or acceptance
level.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

Rails ROR wrote:

Hi All,

I want to test my application with rspec.

In order to test my views, I have written few specs as given in the
examples.

Is there any way to test the user acceptance?

i.e suppose the field takes a string.

I want to test it for integers, float values, alphanumeric values, etc
and
run tests against that.

These sound like unit tests for the model to me. As mentioned views are
dumb (unless you’re talking about client-side JavaScript validation).
What you really care about is whether invalid data can make it through
your model validation.

I need to get the tests failed as it takes only string.

I would be really thankful if someone can guide me on this.

The kinds of things you want to test in your view specs is whether the
text field gets rendered, that it’s the right kind of control, has the
right style class or id applied to it, that it has the right label, etc.

If you want to create specs for user acceptance then integration specs
are the place to do that. As also mentioned; Cucumber provides a great
way to provide those integration specs. Cucumber makes the acceptance
test easy for the stakeholder to read and understand, which is vital to
good user acceptance scripts.

2009/10/28 Rails ROR [email protected]

Thanks in advance.


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(http://pragprog.com/). This is by far the best resource for learning
how to
test with rspec and cucumber, and also is very up to date.

Andrew

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