Most of the Craft testing framework resolves around an integration style of testing.
Inherently this means we perform a lot of setup work in order to make it appear
like you are working with an ordinary installation of Craft - as much as possible at least.
This means that the database is set up to mirror the latest version of the
Once Craft is installed a
Craft::$app object is set up and works exactly the same
as it would if you were running Craft in a production environment. This is the case for both
unit, functional and acceptance testing.
Obviously, this forces your unit tests into a specific style which you may not prefer.
For this reason, the Craft testing framework provides the
to be set in your
unit.suite.yaml file. If you set this option to true,
instead of creating a
Craft::$app that is as close to the real thing, Craft will
Craft::$app object and all services to be mocks according to
PHP Unit’s mocking system.
Under the hood Craft will setup a mock of each service that is set on the
craft\test\TestSetup:getMockApp(). The actual mock is setup using
Some Craft module methods such as consoleCommand may not work as expected with
Please be aware of the implications of enabling this option. If you are just starting testing
use the getting started guide
to first get an overview of what tests are and
what the differences are between
fullMock on and off.
# Plugins and modules
If you enable
fullMock your module/plugin and its components will be mocked
up similarly to Craft.
In order to support mocking of components within modules and/or plugins, you need to add
getComponentMap method in your main class. This method must return an array
containing sub-arrays which meet the following specifications:
stringThe class of the service
arrayAn array containing, in the mentioned order:
stringThe name of the method used to access this service. I.E if you access your module/plugin’s service as follows:
MyModule::getInstance()->getMyService()you would enter
getMyServicefor this parameter. Leave null if you don’t access your module/plugin via methods.
stringThe property name used to access this service. I.E if you access your module/plugin’s service as follows:
MyModule::getInstance()->myServiceyou would enter
myServicein this parameter. Leave null if not applicable.
The parameters must be entered in the order as mentioned above.
See an example map for the
craft\services\Elements service below.
[Elements::class, ['getElements', 'elements']],
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