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S4S Testsuite

Framework for testing S4S API implementations. The interface is a Flask application, and the tests themselves are run as Celery tasks. The tests are written using the behave framework.

S4S reference stack

The test suite is one component of the Sync for Science reference stack, which contains additional services such as DSTU2 and STU3 FHIR servers. The SMART EHR servers in the vendor list of the test suite refer to the servers that run with the reference stack, so they will be unavailable if you choose to run the test suite independently (i.e. outside of the reference stack). Additionally, the FHIR resource validation steps will fail when the test suite is run independently, because those FHIR servers are used to perform the validation.

Build and run in Docker

We use Docker to set up all the required services and run the test server.

git clone
cd test-suite
docker build -t tests .
docker run --rm -it \
  -p 9003:5000 \

9003 is the default port, but you can configure it to run on other ports - just be sure to add -e BASE_URL=http://localhost:<port> to the Docker command as well.

Develop in Docker

If you want to develop on the app using Docker, mount the repository on the container. Setting FLASK_DEBUG tells Flask to reload your code when you make changes. Note that changes to files in the features/ directory won't trigger Flask to reload, but behave should read the updated files automatically.

docker run --rm -it \
  -p 9003:5000 \
  -e FLASK_DEBUG=1 \
  -v /host/path/to/test-suite:/usr/src/app \

Building the js app (for development)

Install npm, then npm install and npm run-script build. If you're editing JS, you can run npm run-script watch to automatically re-build when files change.

Bloom filter

The test suite uses a Bloom filter to validate known codes. The filter is built with the data/ script, but requires a number of external databases to be downloaded first. As a convenience, we maintain a prebuilt filter, which is downloaded every time the container starts, unless the filter already exists in the container's filesystem (for example, through a mounted volume, or baked into an updated Docker image). The filter can be manually updated by running flask get_bloom_filter -f in the container, or by making a POST request to the /update_bloom_filter endpoint.

Running the test suite

Navigate to http://localhost:9003/ (or whichever port you've selected), then select the vendor you'd like to test and the types of test you'd like to perform, and optionally any custom configuration as outlined here. The tests are run as Celery tasks, and the interface is updated in realtime as the results are ready.

Testing the test suite

To test the... test suite, use py.test

pip install -e . # Install "testsuite" so that the tests can find it

To see see test coverage, generate a coverage report and navigate to /static/coverage/index.html.

py.test --cov=testsuite --cov-report html
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