#867 ✓wontfix
Arthur

An ID is required for YAML objects

Reported by Arthur | May 25th, 2011 @ 09:21 AM | in 1.3 (closed)

When you are running tests you might need to prepopulate the database with values. For this you can use YAML. This is fine, except you do need to specify an ID for each object you create. For example:

Pin(pin1):
  pin:  0000
Pin(pin2):
  pin:  0001
Pin(pin3):
  pin:  0002

Framework version: 1.2.1
Platform you're using: Windows 7

This is correct YAML to be parsed by org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml

However, if you were to create this in SQL you would not need to specify the IDs for each object as they are auto generated by Play.

I propose that Play auto fills these YAML objects also. The above example could then be re-written as:

Pin():
  pin:  0000
Pin():
  pin:  0001
Pin():
  pin:  0002

Fixtures.loadModels could then pre-parse this to auto-generate and pre-fill the missing IDs before passing to org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Arthur

    Arthur May 25th, 2011 @ 11:08 AM

    I should be able to write a plugin to fix this; so its probably not necessary for a change to be made to the main Play Framework.

  • Nicolas Leroux

    Nicolas Leroux October 17th, 2011 @ 09:46 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “wontfix”
    • Milestone set to 1.3
    • Assigned user set to “Nicolas Leroux”
    • Milestone order changed from “593” to “0”

    yaml files are groovy template. You can use something like that in your example:

    {list [1...50]}

    Pin(${_}):

    pin: {_}
    

    {/list}

    If you really need something else, I suppose you can write your own plugin/fixture class.

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