Friday, April 5, 2013

Savings records that fail validation

June 9th, 2009 By: Daniel

So I had this problem with a record that was being saved even though it failed validation:
cc = => 'invalid')
=> false
=> 3
That one had me stumped for a while until I realized I was carelessly using update_attribute in my custom writer:
def card_number=(num)
  update_attribute(:crypted_card_number, encrypt(num))
And we all know that update_attribute “saves the record without going through the normal validation procedure.”
Everything worked much nicer after I changed the code to:
def card_number=(num)
  self.crypted_card_number = encrypt(num)

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