Coverage report tool for Elixir with coveralls.io integration.
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An elixir library that reports test coverage statistics, with the option to post to coveralls.io service. It uses Erlang's cover to generate coverage information, and posts the test coverage results to coveralls.io through the json API.

The followings are example projects.

Settings

mix.exs

Add the following parameters.

  • test_coverage: [tool: ExCoveralls] for using ExCoveralls for coverage reporting.
  • test_coverage: [test_task: "espec"] if you use Espec instead of default ExUnit.
  • :excoveralls in the deps function.
def project do
  [
    app: :excoveralls,
    version: "1.0.0",
    elixir: "~> 1.0.0",
    deps: deps(Mix.env),
    test_coverage: [tool: ExCoveralls],
    # if you want to use espec,
    # test_coverage: [tool: ExCoveralls, test_task: "espec"]
  ]
end

defp deps do
  [
    {:excoveralls, "~> 0.6", only: :test}
  ]
end

Note: If you're using earlier than elixir v1.3, MIX_ENV=test or preferred_cli_env may be required for running mix tasks. Refer to PR#96 for the details.

Usage

Mix Tasks

[mix coveralls] Show coverage

Run the MIX_ENV=test mix coveralls command to show coverage information on localhost. This task locally prints out the coverage information. It doesn't submit the results to the server.

$ MIX_ENV=test mix coveralls
...
----------------
COV    FILE                                        LINES RELEVANT   MISSED
100.0% lib/excoveralls/general.ex                     28        4        0
 75.0% lib/excoveralls.ex                             54        8        2
 94.7% lib/excoveralls/stats.ex                       70       19        1
100.0% lib/excoveralls/poster.ex                      16        3        0
 95.5% lib/excoveralls/local.ex                       79       22        1
100.0% lib/excoveralls/travis.ex                      23        3        0
100.0% lib/mix/tasks.ex                               44        8        0
100.0% lib/excoveralls/cover.ex                       32        5        0
[TOTAL]  94.4%
----------------

Specifying the --help option displays the options list for available tasks.

Usage: mix coveralls <Options>
  Used to display coverage

  <Options>
    -h (--help)         Show helps for excoveralls mix tasks

    Common options across coveralls mix tasks

    -u (--umbrella)     Show overall coverage for umbrella project.
    -v (--verbose)      Show json string for posting.

Usage: mix coveralls.detail [--filter file-name-pattern]
  Used to display coverage with detail
  [--filter file-name-pattern] can be used to limit the files to be displayed in detail.

Usage: mix coveralls.travis [--pro]
  Used to post coverage from Travis CI server.

Usage: mix coveralls.post <Options>
  Used to post coverage from local server using token.
  The token should be specified in the argument or in COVERALLS_REPO_TOKEN
  environment variable.

  <Options>
    -t (--token)        Repository token ('REPO TOKEN' of coveralls.io)
    -n (--name)         Service name ('VIA' column at coveralls.io page)
    -b (--branch)       Branch name ('BRANCH' column at coveralls.io page)
    -c (--committer)    Committer name ('COMMITTER' column at coveralls.io page)
    -m (--message)      Commit message ('COMMIT' column at coveralls.io page)
    -s (--sha)          Commit SHA (required when not using Travis)

[mix coveralls.travis] Post coverage from travis

Specify mix coveralls.travis as the build script in the .travis.yml and explicitly set the MIX_ENV environment to TEST. This task submits the result to Coveralls when the build is executed on Travis CI.

.travis.yml

language: elixir

elixir:
  - 1.2.0

otp_release:
  - 18.0

env:
  - MIX_ENV=test

script: mix coveralls.travis

If you're using Travis Pro for a private project, Use coveralls.travis --pro and ensure your coveralls.io repo token is available via the COVERALLS_REPO_TOKEN environment variable.

[mix coveralls.circle] Post coverage from circle

Specify mix coveralls.circle in the circle.yml. This task is for submitting the result to the coveralls server when Circle-CI build is executed.

circle.yml

test:
  override:
    - mix coveralls.circle

Ensure your coveralls.io repo token is available via the COVERALLS_REPO_TOKEN environment variable.

[mix coveralls.semaphore] Post coverage from semaphore

Specify mix coveralls.semaphore in the build command prompt for instructions in semaphore. This task is for submitting the result to the coveralls server when Semaphore-CI build is executed.

semaphore build instructions

mix coveralls.semaphore

Ensure your coveralls.io repo token is available via the COVERALLS_REPO_TOKEN environment variable.

[mix coveralls.post] Post coverage from any host

Acquire the repository token of coveralls.io in advance, and run the mix coveralls.post command. It is for submitting the result to coveralls server from any host.

The token can be specified as a mix task option (--token), or as an environment variable (COVERALLS_REPO_TOKEN).

MIX_ENV=test mix coveralls.post --token [YOUR_TOKEN] --branch "master" --name "local host" --commiter "committer name" --sha "fd80a4c" --message "commit message"
....................................................................................................

Finished in 6.3 seconds (0.7s on load, 5.6s on tests)
100 tests, 0 failures

Randomized with seed 800810
Successfully uploaded the report to 'https://coveralls.io'.

For the detailed option description, check mix coveralls --help task.

[mix coveralls.detail] Show coverage with detail

This task displays coverage information at the source-code level with colored text. Green indicates a tested line, and red indicates lines which are not tested. When reviewing many source files, pipe the output to the less program (with the -R option for color) to paginate the results.

$ MIX_ENV=test mix coveralls.detail | less -R
...
----------------
COV    FILE                                        LINES RELEVANT   MISSED
100.0% lib/excoveralls/general.ex                     28        4        0
...
[TOTAL]  94.4%

--------lib/excoveralls.ex--------
defmodule ExCoveralls do
  @moduledoc """
  Provides the entry point for coverage calculation and output.
  This module method is called by Mix.Tasks.Test
...

Also, displayed source code can be filtered by specifying arguments (it will be matched against the FILE column value). The following example lists the source code only for general.ex.

$ MIX_ENV=test mix coveralls.detail --filter general.ex
...
----------------
COV    FILE                                        LINES RELEVANT   MISSED
100.0% lib/excoveralls/general.ex                     28        4        0
...
[TOTAL]  94.4%

--------lib/excoveralls.ex--------
defmodule ExCoveralls do
  @moduledoc """
  Provides the entry point for coverage calculation and output.
  This module method is called by Mix.Tasks.Test
...

[mix coveralls.html] Show coverage as HTML report

This task displays coverage information at the source-code level formatted as an HTML page. The report follows the format inspired by HTMLCov from the Mocha testing library in JS. Output to the shell is the same as running the command mix coveralls. In a similar manner to mix coveralls.detail, reported source code can be filtered by specifying arguments using the --filter flag.

$ MIX_ENV=test mix coveralls.html

HTML Report

Output reports are written to cover/excoveralls.html by default, however, the path can be specified by overwriting the "output_dir" coverage option. Custom reports can be created and utilized by defining template_path in coveralls.json. This directory should contain an eex template named coverage.html.eex.

coveralls.json

coveralls.json provides a setting for excoveralls.

The default coveralls.json file is stored in deps/excoveralls/lib/conf, and custom coveralls.json files can be placed in the mix project root. The custom definition is prioritized over the default one (if definitions in custom file are not found, then the definitions in the default file are used).

Stop Words

Stop words defined in coveralls.json will be excluded from the coverage calculation. Some kernal macros defined in Elixir are not considered "covered" by Erlang's cover library. It can be used for excluding these macros, or for any other reasons. The words are parsed as regular expression.

Exclude Files

If you want to exclude files from the coverage calculation add the skip_files key in the coveralls.json file. skip_files takes an array of file paths, for example:

{
  "skip_files": [
    "folder_to_skip",
    "folder/file_to_skip.ex"
  ]
}

Note that this doesn't work directly in an umbrella project. If you need to exclude files within an app, you should create a separate coveralls.json at the root of the app's folder and add a skip_files key to that file. Paths should be relative to that file, not the umbrella project.

Terminal Report Output

When using in umbrella projects the default report may trim files names when viewing report in terminal.

If you want to change the column width used for file names add the file_column_width key to the terminal_options key in the coveralls.json, for example:

{
  "terminal_options": {
    "file_column_width": 40
  }
}

Coverage Options

  • treat_no_relevant_lines_as_covered
    • By default, coverage for [files with no relevant lines] are displayed as 0% for aligning with coveralls.io behavior. But, if treat_no_relevant_lines_as_covered is set to true, it will be displayed as 100%.
  • output_dir
    • The directory which the HTML report will output to. Defaulted to cover/.
  • template_path
    • A custom path for html reports. This defaults to the htmlcov report in the excoveralls lib.
  • minimum_coverage
    • When set to a number greater than 0, this setting causes the mix coveralls and mix coveralls.html tasks to exit with a status code of 1 if test coverage falls below the specified threshold (defaults to 0). This is useful to interrupt CI pipelines with strict code coverage rules. Should be expressed as a number between 0 and 100 signifying the minimum percentage of lines covered.
{
  "default_stop_words": [
    "defmodule",
    "defrecord",
    "defimpl",
    "def.+(.+\/\/.+).+do"
  ],

  "custom_stop_words": [
  ],

  "coverage_options": {
    "treat_no_relevant_lines_as_covered": true,
    "output_dir": "cover/",
    "template_path": "custom/path/to/template/",
    "minimum_coverage": 90
  }
}

Notes

Todo

  • It might not work well on projects which handle multiple project (Mix.Project) files.
    • Needs improvement on file-path handling.