Last Updated: May 10, 2016
· Adamantish

Why is Rails saving invalid records?!

Ok there are a few ways this might happen, particularly if you've deliberately bypassed validations. But you're not an idiot. You haven't done that. If you're using devise this might be your answer...

  • Are you using the "confirmable" feature that requires a user has to confirm their email address?
  • Did you ever directly use the method it makes available on the model named confirm?

There's your trouble!

Devise has a horrible horrible default on that method to ignore validations and force save.

Do this instead
confirm(ensure_valid: true)