FAQ: Associations II - Movies II

This community-built FAQ covers the “Movies II” exercise from the lesson “Associations II”.

Paths and Courses
This exercise can be found in the following Codecademy content:

Learn Ruby on Rails

FAQs on the exercise Movies II

There are currently no frequently asked questions associated with this exercise – that’s where you come in! You can contribute to this section by offering your own questions, answers, or clarifications on this exercise. Ask or answer a question by clicking reply (reply) below.

If you’ve had an “aha” moment about the concepts, formatting, syntax, or anything else with this exercise, consider sharing those insights! Teaching others and answering their questions is one of the best ways to learn and stay sharp.

Join the Discussion. Help a fellow learner on their journey.

Ask or answer a question about this exercise by clicking reply (reply) below!

Agree with a comment or answer? Like (like) to up-vote the contribution!

Need broader help or resources? Head here.

Looking for motivation to keep learning? Join our wider discussions.

Learn more about how to use this guide.

Found a bug? Report it!

Have a question about your account or billing? Reach out to our customer support team!

None of the above? Find out where to ask other questions here!

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


1 Like

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