FAQ: Associations II - Movies II

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I can get through steps 1 and 2 fine, but on step 3, it wants to modify show.html.erb to display movie data, and iterate through actor data to display it as well. No matter what I do here, I get the same error:

undefined method `name’ for nil:NilClass

I finally gave up and asked it to show me the solution, and afterwards, all steps are checkmarked green, but my show.html.erb file looks the same as the starter file, it doesn’t show any movie or actor data. This can be confirmed by browsing to the localhost/movies/1 page, it is just the static template.

Am I doing something wrong, or is the test bugged up on something? Seems like the error is maybe getting tied up on something with name? The ERB template has a single HTML tag-pair for the actor’s “name”, but the Actor model has separate columns for first_name and last_name. Maybe something is messed up there?

Thanks for any help!

I have the same issue. Did you ever manage to resolve it?

Unfortunately, I have this issue as well and haven’t been able to solve it.

def show
@movie = Movie.find(params[ :id ])
@actors = @movie.actors
end

Solved.

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i do the exact same thing but it retrun undefined vraiable or method movie