If you’re running into the following error when attempting to use Carrierwave to upload a remote file url:
TypeError: no implicit conversion of nil into String
Then you’re probably very frustrated at the moment. I dug into the carrierwave gem to figure the issue out exactly, however I realized there was an easier (and much quicker solution).
If you want to upload a remote file URL using carrierwave, use the following syntax:
@photo = MediaItem.new @photo.remote_photo_url = "http://www.example.com/url-to-picture-or-other-file" @photo.save
Above, you’ll notice “photo” is emphasized. This value will change according to the name of your uploader. In our case, it is “photo”, however it can be anything.