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Ruby Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Editing Todo Lists

Brian Patterson
Brian Patterson
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Cant get passed the initial edit spec test

I can't get past the initial edit spec test. The error message says I have a failure on line 8. This is my code.

require 'spec_helper'

describe "Editing todo lists" do 
    it "updates a todo list successfully with correct information" do
        todo_lists = TodoList.create(title: "Groceries", description: "Grocery List")

        visit "/todo_lists"
        within "#todo_list_#{todo_list.id}" do
        click_link "Edit"


        fill_in "Title", with: "New title"
        fill_in "Description", with: "New description"
        click_button "Update Todo_list"

        expect(page).to have_content("Todo list was successfully updated.")
        expect(todo_list.title).to eq("New title")
        expect(todo_list.description).to eq("New description")



Here is my error message


  1) Editing todo lists updates a todo list successfully with correct information
     Failure/Error: within "#todo_list_#{todo_list.id}" do
       undefined local variable or method `todo_list' for #<RSpec::Core::ExampleGroup::Nested_1:0xb908d2ac>
     # ./spec/features/todo_lists/edit_spec.rb:8:in `block (2 levels) in <top (required)>'

Here is the my index.html.erb

<h1>Listing todo_lists</h1>

<table> <thead> <tr> <th>Title</th> <th>Description</th> <th></th> <th></th> <th></th> </tr> </thead>

<tbody> <% @todo_lists.each do |todo_list| %> <tr id="<%= dom_id(todo_list) %>"> <td><%= todo_list.title %></td> <td><%= todo_list.description %></td> <td><%= link_to 'Show', todo_list %></td> <td><%= link_to 'Edit', edit_todo_list_path(todo_list) %></td> <td><%= link_to 'Destroy', todo_list, method: :delete, data: { confirm: 'Are you sure?' } %></td> </tr> <% end %> </tbody> </table>


<%= link_to 'New Todo list', new_todo_list_path %>

1 Answer

Hey Brian,

It should be todo_list = TodoList.create(title: "Groceries", description: "Grocery List"). You have todo_listS instead of todo_list.