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Ruby Build a Simple Ruby on Rails Application Customizing Forms Creating Relationships

user.rb has undefined method

I deleted it previously because it was giving me errors. Here's the line of code in user.rb that is included in the video.

attr_accessible :email, :password, :password_confirmation, :remember_me, :first_name, :last_name, :profile_name

This is the error message that I get.

undefined method `attr_accessible' for #<Class:0x462ad40>

2 Answers

Seph Cordovano
Seph Cordovano
17,400 Points

I'm also using rails 4.

My application controller finally looked like this after quite a number of hours of debugging this is issue and not much help from the Treehouse forums. Replace (:profile_name, :email, :first_name, :last_name, :password) with whatever you have in yours.


class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base
before_filter :update_sanitized_params, if: :devise_controller?

   protect_from_forgery with: :exception 


def update_sanitized_params
  devise_parameter_sanitizer.for(:sign_up) { |u| u.permit(:profile_name, 
    :email, :first_name, :last_name, :password) }
Nick Fuller
Nick Fuller
9,027 Points

It sounds like you're using Rails 4 and the video is for Rails 3. attr_accessible was removed from rails 4