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NameError: uninitialized constant TodoList

I'm getting the following error when trying to run the tests in the index_spec.rb.

NameError: uninitialized constant TodoList # ./spec/features/todo_items/index_spec.rb:4:in `block (2 levels) in <top (required)>'

I've checked the spelling of the TodoList and it is spelled correctly. Anyone have any ideas?

Angela Visnesky
Angela Visnesky
20,927 Points

Hi Shawn! I have run into a lot of errors as I follow along. Most of them are spacing issues. If you post a snippet of your code, we can see where your issue is.

1 Answer

Here is my index_spec.rb require 'spec_helper'

describe 'Viewing todo items' do
  let!(:todo_list) { TodoList.create(title: "Grocery list", description: "Groceries") }

  it 'displays no items when a todo list is empty' do
    visit '/todo_lists'
    within "#todo_list_#{todo_list.id}" do
      click_link 'List Items'
    expect(page).to have_content('TodoItems#Index')

The error I'm getting is pointing me to line 4, which is the line to create the list.

[SOLVED] I needed to add require 'rails_helper' to the file and that fixed my problem.