Ooops,

Actually that doesn't solve the problem. In my attempts to figure out what was wrong I had taken out the code that 
stored the object in the session and replaced it with a number. I can freely create User objects anywhere in the code so 
'user' has already been required.

R.


Moses Hohman wrote:

> I assume that your login controller and your homepage controller are 
> different classes? In that case, while your login controller may 
> automatically require your user class definition, your homepage 
> controller won't. If that doesn't make any sense, then I'm 
> misunderstanding your situation and I'd have to see your code.
> 
> M
> 
> On Mar 26, 2005, at 11:31 AM, Rob Lally wrote:
> 
>> Thanks - that solves the problem.
>>
>> I don't understand why it is necessary though. I assumed that the 
>> application had already required the User class and the user file 
>> since this is reading in something it just created and wrote out. What 
>> am I missing?
>>
>> R.
>>
>>
>> Moses Hohman wrote:
>>
>>> If you "require 'user'" in your application.rb (so that it will be 
>>> required in every controller), the problem should go away. The 
>>> problem is, as I understand it, that the homepage controller does not 
>>> automatically know to require 'user'.
>>> On Mar 26, 2005, at 10:52 AM, Rob Lally wrote:
>>>
>>>> Sorry - just realised I sent this to the ruby list rather than the 
>>>> rails list.
>>>>
>>>> R.
>>>>
>>>> Rob Lally wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I'm having a problem storing an AR model object in a session. 
>>>>> Actually the problem doesn't seem to be related to storing it in a 
>>>>> session. The problem occurs when the session is deserialised on the 
>>>>> next request.
>>>>> When the user logs in I pop a User object (an AR model) into the 
>>>>> session and redirect to the homepage. Then I see the following error
>>>>> <ActionController::SessionRestoreError: Session contained objects 
>>>>> where the class definition wasn't available. Remember to require 
>>>>> classes for all objects kept in the session. The session has been 
>>>>> deleted. (Original exception: undefined class/module User 
>>>>> [ArgumentError])>
>>>>> Can anyone shed any light on my problem?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> R.
>>
>>
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