Task A: Product Maintenance. #1

Dave says:

I added the following line to the file product.rb in the app/models directory

validates_length_of :title, :minimum => 10

To find the syntax, I looked up the method on http://api.rubyonrails.com You may add an alert message:

validates_length_of :title, :minimum => 10, :message => "at least 10 characters"

Ana says:

You can also use an already implemented error message by using :too_short instead of message. So you can also write:

validates_length_of :title, :minimum => 10, :too_short

Florent says:

validates_length_of :title, :minimum => 10, :too_short

did not work for me (with Rails 2.3.2), I got in my browser the error "/depot/app/models/product.rb:5: syntax error, unexpected '\n', expecting tASSOC"
I had to specify a message for :too_short:
validates_length_of :title, :minimum => 10, :too_short => "must have at least %d characters"

Max says:

I'm not sure about the old version of Rails, but you can completely bypass the ":too_short" part, leaving:

validates_length_of :title, :minimum => 10
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