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undefined method `full_name during Navigation links tutorial

I no longer need this answered, I figured it out, my session expired in the app so there was no current user defined.

Following the instructions in the Navigation Links tutorial I have added the following code as instructed in the tutorial to my application.html.erb file:

<div class="navbar fixed-top">
    <div class="navbar-inner">
        <div class="container">
            <a href="#" class="brand">Treebook</a>
            <ul class="nav">
                <li><%= link_to "All statuses", statuses_path %></li>
            <ul class="nav pull-right">
            <li><%= link_to current_user.full_name, "#" %></li>

After saving and refreshing the page, I get a undefined method 'full_name' error, user.full_name works everywhere else in the application, but I can't seem to figure out why it is not working for this page. I hate to move on the tutorial without knowing what I am doing wrong. Anyone have any insight?

1 Answer

Wilson Usman
Wilson Usman
35,206 Points

Daniel, first I would launch your rails console and verify that all users have a first name and last name defined. If they don't, you can delete the user, or define the first and last names.

This is why I was getting the same error. Let me know if this helps.