Given a fixture contacts.yml which contains:
patrick: id: 1 name: patrick email: firstname.lastname@example.org
pre 1.0 solutions:
@contacts[“patrick”] #using hash @patrick #using variable
contacts(:patrick) #using accessor
@loaded_fixtures[“contacts”][“patrick”] #direct access (not recommended)
Edit the test/test_helper.rb and set
self.use_instantiated_fixtures = true
this way the fixture variables are created like they used to.
You can get more details from the man himself (Mike Clark’s Weblog).