Codeception Gherkin DependsLoad
The Codeception extension for supporting dynamically loading dependent features for Gherkin tests using
- Codeception 2.2
- PHP 5.5
The extension can be installed using Composer
$ composer require labbots/codeception-gherkin-dependsload
Be sure to enable the extension in
codeception.yml as shown in
Enabling DependsLoad annotation in your tests is done in
extensions: enabled: - Codeception\Extension\DependsLoad
Once installed you will be able to use the
@dependsload annotation in the feature files for defining the
scenarios that you would like to execute before the test. This annotation will make sure the dependent tests are executed before the actual test and you can also specify scenarios from other feature files. The extension automatically loads scenarios from specified file.
The directory structure for acceptance test is as follows
. +-- acceptance | +-- prepareSystem | +-- prepareData.feature | +-- prepareSystem.feature | +-- loginTest | +-- loginTest.feature
Note: The sub directory structure is important for the annotation to work because the sub directory name is used to load all the features under that specified directory.
Feature File 1: This file is under prepareSystem sub directory
Feature: Greg blog login Scenario: Login to blog Given a global administrator named "Greg" And a blog named "Greg's anti-tax rants" And a customer named "Wilson" And a blog named "Expensive Therapy" owned by "Wilson"
Feature file 2: Thie file is under loginTest sub directory
Feature: Multiple site support Scenario: Wilson posts to his own blog Given I am logged in as Wilson When I try to post to "Expensive Therapy" Then I should see "Your article was published." @dependsload prepareSystem:Login to blog Scenario: Greg posts to a client's blog Given I am logged in as Greg When I try to post to "Expensive Therapy" Then I should see "Your article was published."