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Error in user_friendship_controller_test.rb "undefined method 'empty?' for nil:NilClas

My test keeps failing because of the error in the title. Another user had this same issue, but he determined it was due to a typo. As far as I can tell, my test is correct. Here's my user_freindships_controller.rb.

class UserFriendshipsController < ApplicationController 
before_filter :authenticate_user!, only: [:new]

def new
if params[:friend_id]
    @friend = User.where(profile_name: params[:friend_id]).first
    raise ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound if @friend.nil?
    @user_friendship = current_user.user_friendships.new(friend: @friend)
    flash[:error] = "Friend Required"
rescue ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound
render file: 'public/404', status: :not_found

def create
if params[:friend_id]
    flash[:error] = "Friend required"
    redirect_to root_path

1 Answer

Not sure if this is it but at least syntactically,

status: :not_found

should be

:status => :not_found

At least I think. I don't believe this affects functionality, though.