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ActionController::TestRequest and query_string

Reported by Deleted User | May 14th, 2009 @ 01:35 PM | in 3.x

In Rails pre 2.3.x the following could be used in tests:

user_request =,{:application => 'Test'}, nil)
user_request.request_uri = ""

In the new Rack implementation this should be rewritten a bit

test_request =
test_request.request_uri = ""

But this fails with

NoMethodError: You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
You might have expected an instance of Array.
The error occurred while evaluating nil.split

This is due to @env['REQUEST_URI'] not being set in query_string in ActionController::Request when using TestRequest.

However the following works:

test_request =

I expected request_uri=() to actually set request_uri but it does not. Using set_REQUEST_URI seems a bit clumsy.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Jeremy Kemper

    Jeremy Kemper May 4th, 2010 @ 06:48 PM

    • Milestone changed from 2.x to 3.x
  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:50 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

    The resources of the Rails core team are limited, and so we are asking for your help. If you can still reproduce this error on the 3-0-stable branch or on master, please reply with all of the information you have about it and add "[state:open]" to your comment. This will reopen the ticket for review. Likewise, if you feel that this is a very important feature for Rails to include, please reply with your explanation so we can consider it.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:51 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”
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