By Kristian

2013-02-15 23:23:39 8 Comments

I'm working on a rake task for a Rails project which is separated into multiple engines. The task is located in the lib/tasks folder of the main Rails application, and is attempting to create a new Post from the Blog engine (engines/blog/app/models/post).

The engine file (blog/lib/blog/engine.rb) looks like:

module Blog
  class Engine < ::Rails::Engine
    isolate_namespace Blog

So if I'm understanding correctly, referencing Blog::ModelHere is the correct syntax. Here's the rake task:

namespace :blog do
  desc "Import blog posts from old Wordpress site"
  task :import => :environment do
    # ... generating variables here  
    post = Blog::Post.create!(
        post.title = title,
        post.slug = title.parameterize, = date,
        post.user_id = User.find_by_name(user).id,
        post.content = content,
        post.tags = tags

undefined method 'title=' for nil:NilClass

It seems to choke on the Blog::Post call. I've tried ::Blog::Post as well, but that didn't seem to make much sense. I've also tried keeping it in blog/lib/tasks as an engine task, but I couldn't get that working either.

I've looked around SO and Github to see if anyone has code up for rake tasks within engines, but couldn't find anything concrete. Any ideas?


@Cluster 2013-02-16 00:06:16

Your create! should be accepting a block to perform the assignments, what you have there is doing assignments then passing the result as arguments.

post = Blog::Post.create! do |post|
    post.title = title
    post.slug = title.parameterize = date
    post.user_id = User.find_by_name(user).id
    post.content = content
    post.tags = tags

@Kristian 2013-02-16 00:13:53

Awesome. I definitely misread the returned error. You're a lifesaver!

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