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Jon Thomas
Jon Thomas
8,916 Points

Treebook user_test for profile name gets Failed assertion, no message given

In the video under the "Building a profile page" section, I can't seem to get the test to pass. Even though I've updated the regular expression according to the video, I still get a failing test. However, I'm able to create a new user now.

Here is my validation code:

  validates :profile_name, presence: true, 
                       uniqueness: true,
                       format: {
                            with: /^[a-zA-z0-9_-]+$/,
                            message: 'Must be formatted correctly.'

and my test code

    test "a user can have a correctly formatted profile name" do
    user = User.new(first_name: 'Jon', last_name: 'Thomas', email: 'jon@clearfirestudios.com')
    user.password = user.password_confirmation = 'asdfasdf'

    user.profile_name = 'jon'
    assert user.valid?

and here is the output of running my test


Finished tests in 0.154115s, 38.9320 tests/s, 77.8639 assertions/s.

1) Failure: test_a_user_can_have_a_correctly_formatted_profile_name(UserTest) [test/unit/user_test.rb:44]: Failed assertion, no message given.

6 tests, 12 assertions, 1 failures, 0 errors, 0 skips

5 Answers

Jon Thomas
Jon Thomas
8,916 Points

I figured out what the issue was. Instead of using my real email address for the test, I needed to use a bogus different email address. Otherwise, it won't validate.

So, in my above code, where I was using jon@clearfirestudios.com, I had to change it to jon2@clearfirestudios.com, which they do in the video tutorial. I just was busy trying to type to keep up with the video and missed it. :-o

I had exactly the same issue! Thanks Jon

Brad Halstead
Brad Halstead
5,662 Points

Thanks Jon! I had the same problem too. Seemed that it passed earlier... I was so confused. I too, missed the part in the video that they changed the email address. Although upon changing the email address like you mentioned in your post and then ran the test, I still got the same failure. Then I changed the user profile name as well, and it passed! But again, thanks for pointing me in the right direction!!

Jon Thomas
Jon Thomas
8,916 Points

Interesting. I can't remember if I had to change the profile name as well. Glad it helped though!

Lisa Rossiter
Lisa Rossiter
3,630 Points

Cheers buddy, that helped I think there should be a side not on the video or something :)

Michael Sarlitt
Michael Sarlitt
3,140 Points

Agreed! I'd been pulling my hair out for a while until I saw this thread.