Topic: Can I use real data instead of fixtures

In my application I have defined lots of roles and rights in the development database. Is it possible to use these roles and rights defined in the development database instead of the fixtures?

Note that I'm using just the standard tests instead of Cucumber or something else.

The major problem is that I can't write an integration test without defining lots of roles and rights in my fixtures.

Re: Can I use real data instead of fixtures

sounds like a job for the factory_girl or machinist gems, have a look at them.