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Utilities for testing ElasticSearch queries

Project description

ESTester is a Python package to help testing ElasticSearch queries.

It provides a TestCase which allows you to load data to a test index and validate the behavior of your search queries.

How to install

Using pip to install from Cheeseshop

pip install estester

Or, install from the source

git clone git://
python install

How to use

ESTester defines a main testing class, called ElasticSearchQueryTestCase.

In order to use it, you should subclass it and redefine one or more class attributes:

  • index: name of the index (default: sample.test)
  • host: ElasticSearch host (default: http://localhost:9200/)
  • fixtures: list of items to be loaded (default: [])
  • timeout: time in seconds to wait index load (default: 5s)
  • reset_index: delete index after running tests (default: True)

Basic example, only re-defining fixtures:

from estester import ElasticSearchQueryTestCase

    "query": {
        "query_string": {
            "fields": [
            "query": "nina"

class QueryTestCase(ElasticSearchQueryTestCase):

    fixtures = [
            "type": "dog",
            "id": "1",
            "body": {"name": "Nina Fox"}
            "type": "dog",
            "id": "2",
            "body": {"name": "Charles M."}

    def test_query_by_nina_returns_one_result(self):
        response = self.query(SAMPLE_QUERY)
        self.assertEqual(response["hits"]["total"], 1)
        self.assertEqual(response["hits"]["hits"][0]["_id"], u"1")
        self.assertEqual(response["hits"]["hits"][0]["_source"], {u"name": u"Nina Fox"})

ESTester tests

In order to run ESTester tests, make sure you have ElasticSearch installed locally and it is up ::
make setup make test


ESTester was successfully used to test queries on top of versions 19.x and 90.x of ElasticSearch.

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ESTester is GNU GPL 2:

< ESTester: ElasticSearch Tester >
Copyright (C) 2013 - Tatiana Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins

ESTester is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, version 2 of the License.

ESTester is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with ESTester. If not, see <>.

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