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probot.receive in tests throws an error #960

Jake-Gillberg opened this issue Jul 7, 2019 · 3 comments


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commented Jul 7, 2019

Bug Report

The default tests for the ts-basic application template throws an error at probot.receive

Current Behavior
This test throws a typeError that seems to stem from come from @octokit

import nock from 'nock'
// Requiring our app implementation
import myProbotApp from '../src'
import { Probot } from 'probot'
// Requiring our fixtures
import payload from './fixtures/issues.opened.json'
const issueCreatedBody = { body: 'Thanks for opening this issue!' }


describe('My Probot app', () => {
  let probot: any

  beforeEach(() => {
    probot = new Probot({ id: 123, cert: 'test' })
    // Load our app into probot
    const app = probot.load(myProbotApp)

    // just return a test token = () => 'test'

  test('creates a passing check', async () => {
    // Test that we correctly return a test token
      .reply(200, { token: 'test' })

    // Test that a commented is posted
      .post('/repos/hiimbex/testing-things/issues/1/comments', (body: any) => {
        return true

    // Recieve a webhook event
    await probot.receive({ name: 'issues', payload })

However, on npm run test we get an error:

  ● My Probot app › creates a passing check

    TypeError: is not a function

      39 | 
      40 |     // Recieve a webhook event
    > 41 |     await probot.receive({ name: 'issues', payload })
         |                  ^
      42 |   })
      43 | })
      44 | 

Expected behavior/code
Test Passes


  • Probot version(s): 9.2.15
  • Node/npm version: 6.10.0
  • OS: Debian 9.8

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commented Jul 7, 2019

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commented Jul 7, 2019

Oops, the test itself was broken because of this line = () => 'test'. This was, however, a default test that came with create-probot-app. I'll open up an issue over there.

Fixed by removing that line and changing probot = new Probot({ id: 123, cert: 'test' }) to probot = new Probot({ id: 123, githubToken: 'test' }).

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