Use text file to add test data

Hi,
Im trying to make an application based on the ‘depot’ app from ‘Agile
web development with Rails’. Instead of putting the data in
add_test_data.rb itself (p.89), I want to read it in from a txt file
like this (gg.txt has a list of front and last names):

class AddTestData < ActiveRecord::Migration
def process(k)
k.chop!
ary = k.split
Zwemmer.create(:lastname => ary[1,3].join(’ '), :frontname =>
ary[0].to_s.downcase, :group => ‘gg’, :image_url => ‘/images/ggs.png’)
end

def self.up
Zwemmer.delete_all
myfile =File.new(“gg.txt”, “r”)
myfile.each {|line| process(line)}
myfile.close
end

def self.down
end

end

error:
rake aborted!
No such file or directory - gg.txt

gg.txt is in the same directory as add_test_data.rb. Where should i put
the txt file? How should i read it in?

On Feb 6, 5:18pm, Kelly P. [email protected] wrote:

Zwemmer.create(:lastname => ary[1,3].join(’ '), :frontname =>
def self.down
end
end

error:
rake aborted!
No such file or directory - gg.txt

gg.txt is in the same directory as add_test_data.rb. Where should i put
the txt file? How should i read it in?

Rake sets the work directory to the root of the rails app. You’re also
trying to call an instance method from a class method, which won’t
work.

Fred

Thanks for the speedy reply Fred.
I’ve relocated gg.txt to the right directory, and now a new error pops
up, as you have foreseen:
Undefined method ‘process’ …

What can i do to solve this?

Kelly P. wrote in post #979916:

Thanks for the speedy reply Fred.
I’ve relocated gg.txt to the right directory, and now a new error pops
up, as you have foreseen:
Undefined method ‘process’ …

What can i do to solve this?

I made process a class method too, now it works…

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