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Jacob Christiansen
Jacob Christiansen
3,193 Points

Profile name Must be formatted correctly.

after following these steps http://teamtreehouse.com/library/programming/build-a-simple-ruby-on-rails-application/writing-tests/validating-format

Eventhough my test passes, I can't sign up new users as I always get the message "Profile name Must be formatted correctly." (no matter how i format the name.)

4 Answers

Nano Meko
Nano Meko
1,838 Points

try this in your model:

validates :profile_name, format: { with: /^[a-zA-Z0-9_-]+$/, message: "must be formatted correctly." }

Thanks! -- these errors are starting to get really annoying and are wasting a lot of my time >:(

16,274 Points

Thanks for the fix. Just wondering if you don't mind, why does this code work but the code as provided in the tutorial does not?

Thanks again!

Version differences. There have been major version releases for just about everything being used (i.e. Rails 4, Ruby 2, Bootstrap 3) and Treehouse has not updated the content.