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disallow large snapshots (no-large-snapshots)

When using Jest's snapshot capability one should be mindful of the size of created snapshots. As a best practice snapshots should be limited in size in order to be more manageable and reviewable. A stored snapshot is only as good as its review and as such keeping it short, sweet, and readable is important to allow for thorough reviews.

Usage

Because Jest snapshots are written with back-ticks (` `) which are only valid with ES2015 onwards you should set parserOptions in your config to at least allow ES2015 in order to use this rule:

parserOptions: {
  ecmaVersion: 2015,
},

Rule Details

This rule looks at all Jest inline and external snapshots (files with .snap extension) and validates that each stored snapshot within those files does not exceed 50 lines (by default, this is configurable as explained in Options section below).

Example of incorrect code for this rule:

exports[`a large snapshot 1`] = `
line 1
line 2
line 3
line 4
line 5
line 6
line 7
line 8
line 9
line 10
line 11
line 12
line 13
line 14
line 15
line 16
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line 47
line 48
line 49
line 50
line 51
`;

Example of correct code for this rule:

exports[`a more manageable and readable snapshot 1`] = `
line 1
line 2
line 3
line 4
`;

Options

This rule has option for modifying the max number of lines allowed for a snapshot:

In an eslintrc file:

...
  "rules": {
    "jest/no-large-snapshots": ["warn", { "maxSize": 12 }]
  }
...