A Go Programming Notebook

Using FactoryGirl with the Rails Console

I started doing some development work on the Rais blogging engine, Typo, and wanted to use some of the helper methods I found in their factories within a test console. Here are the steps I had to go through:

[cc]rails c test[/cc]

The inside the console:

[cc lang=“ruby”] Factory.load(‘spec/factories.rb’) [/cc]

Then you can use your helper methods or load factories as you normally would:

[cc lang=“ruby”]

Use a helper method (if you have some)

my_object = my_helper_method()

Load a factory normally

user = FactoryGirl.create(:user)


Admittedly if this were harder I would have gotten a longer article out of it, but you have to take the good with the bad.