Using erb in fixture to dynamically find a foreign key

Hi,

I have some unit tests that run perfectly when running the individual
test but
not when run via “rake test_units” … here is a snippet from my
fixture:

first:
id: 1
state_id: <%= State.find_by_name(‘Ontario’).id %>

In my unit test for clubs I do load the related fixtures:

fixtures :states, :clubs

Run test directly …

[email protected]:~/src/yyy$ ruby test/unit/club_test.rb

1 tests, 32 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors

Run test via “rake test_units” …

  1. Error:
    test_fixtures(ClubTest): Fixture::FormatError: a YAML error occured
    parsing /home/fraser/src/naasc/config/…/test/fixtures/clubs.yml.
    Please
    note that YAML must be consistently indented using spaces. Tabs are
    not
    allowed. Please have a look at http://www.yaml.org/faq.html
    The exact error was: RuntimeError: Called id for nil, which would
    mistakenly
    be 4 – if you really wanted the id of nil, use object_id

Can anyone point out where I’m going wrong? It is rails 1.1.6, ruby
1.8.4,
postgresql, foreign key constraints are being enforced at db level (as
well
as in models of course).

Thx!

Fraser C. [email protected]
http://www.wehave.net/
Georgetown, Ontario, Canada Debian
GNU/Linux