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pytest plugin for async MongoDB

Project description

This is a pytest plugin based on pytest-mongodb and mongomock that enables you to test your code that relies on a callback- or Future-based API for non-blocking access to a MongoDB and expects certain data to be present. It allows you to specify fixtures for database collections in JSON/BSON or YAML format. Under the hood we use the mongomock library, that you should consult for documentation on how to use MongoDB mock objects. If suitable you can also use a real MongoDB server.


If you don’t want to put your database fixtures on the top-level directory of your package you have to specify a directory where pytest-async-mongodb looks for your data definitions.

To do so put a line like the following under the pytest section of your pytest.ini-file put a

async_mongodb_fixture_dir =

async_mongodb_fixtures =

pytest-async-mongodb would then look for files ending in .yaml or .json in that directory.

Unlike pytest-mongodb, you cannot specify a real MongoDB connection with the pymongo client.

Basic usage

After you configured pytest-async-mongodb so that it can find your fixtures you’re ready to specify some data. Regardless of the markup language you choose, the data is provided as a list of documents (dicts). The collection that these documents are being inserted into is given by the filename of your fixture-file. E.g.: If you had a file named players.yaml with the following content:

  name: Mario
  surname: Götze
  position: striker

  name: Manuel
  surname: Neuer
  position: keeper

you’d end up with a collection players that has the above player definitions inserted. If your fixture file is in JSON/BSON format you can also use BSON specific types like $oid, $date, etc.

You get ahold of the database in your test-function by using the async_mongodb fixture like so:

async def test_players(async_mongodb):
    manuel = await async_mongodb.players.find_one({'name': 'Manuel'})
    assert manuel['surname'] == 'Neuer'

For further information refer to the mongomock documentation.

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