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"write once" fields in rails. Can be set on create or ONCE on update, cannot be changed in mass assignment
validate :forbid_changing_some_field, on: :update
def forbid_changing_some_field
return unless some_field_changed?
return if some_field_was.nil?
self.some_field = some_field_was
errors.add(:some_field, 'can not be changed!')
end
describe 'forbids changing some field once set' do
let(:initial_some_field) { 'initial some field value' }
it 'defaults as nil' do
expect(record.some_field).to be nil
end
it 'can be set' do
expect {
record.update_attribute(:some_field, initial_some_field)
}.to change {
record.some_field
}.from(nil).to(initial_some_field)
end
describe 'once it is set' do
before do
record.update_attribute(:some_field, initial_some_field)
end
it 'makes the record invalid if changed' do
record.some_field = 'new value'
expect(record).not_to be_valid
end
it 'does not change in mass update' do
expect {
record.update_attributes(some_field: 'new value')
}.not_to change {
record.some_field
}.from(initial_some_field)
end
it 'DOES change in update_attribute!! (skips validations' do
expect {
record.update_attribute(:some_field, 'other new value')
}.to change {
record.some_field
}.from(initial_some_field).to('other new value')
end
end
end
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