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For finding/executing Ghost Inspector tests

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# pytest-ghostinspector

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For discovering & executing [Ghost Inspector]( tests.

## Features

pytest-ghostinspector is a plugin that leverages the pytest framework and test runner to execute Ghost Inspector tests via their REST API. Instead of standard test code, you create your functional web application tests via the Ghost Inspector UI and/or test recorder, then specify the suites or individual tests to execute using a YAML config file or command-line arguments. The API key and any necessary test variables are also specified either as command-line arguments or in a pytest.ini file.

## Requirements

  • works for python 2.6 - 3.5

  • A Ghost Inspector account & api key

## Installation

The usual…

$ pip install pytest-ghostinspector

## Usage

This plugin adds several command-line arguments to py.test:

  --gi_key=GI_KEY       Set the value for the Ghost Inspector API key
                        Override the starting url value for the Ghost
                        Inspector tests
  --gi_suite=GI_SUITE   Id of a Ghost Inspector suite to execute
  --gi_test=GI_TEST     Id of a Ghost Inspector test to execute
  --gi_param=GI_PARAM   Querystring param (repeatable) to include in the API
                        execute request. Example: "--gi_param foo=bar"

### via command line options

Once installed the simplest way to execute your Ghost Inspector tests is via command-line options to py.test:

$ py.test --gi_key=hjkl1234 --gi_test=asdf0987

Output should look something like:

============================== test session starts =============================
platform linux2 -- Python 2.7.10, pytest-2.8.3, py-1.4.30, pluggy-0.3.1
rootdir: /path/to/cwd, inifile:
plugins: ghostinspector-0.1.0
collected 1 items

. .

============================ 1 passed in 26.34 seconds =========================

### via YAML test files

If you have a large enough collections of tests or suites you can create a YAML test file containing the ids and the plugin will collect and execute them:

# gi_test_my_tests.yml

  - id: abcd1234
  - id: fdsa9876

  - id: qwer4567

Then point py.test at the YAML file:

$ py.test gi_tests/gi_test_my_tests.yml

### pytest.ini

To avoid having to type common options, like –gi_key, include them in a pytest.ini file with addopts:

addopts =
    --gi_param foo=bar

### Collection modes

v0.4.0 introduced the –gi_collect_mode option for controlling how the plugin deals with test collection. The options are:

  • “all” - specify GI tests via –gi-test/–gi-suite options, plus standard file system test discovery enabled

  • “files” - disables GI API collection via –gi-test/–gi-suite

  • “ids” - disables file system test discovery; only collect tests identified via –gi-test/–gi-suite

The ids mode can be useful in situations where you only wish to use the plugin to execute a known set of tests and/or suites, and skip any tests that might be found by searching cwd.

By default, if no mode is explicitly passed the inclusion of –gi-test/–gi-suite will trigger ids mode.

## Development

Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox.

## License

Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, pytest-ghostinspector is free and open source software.

## Copyright

2015 President and Fellows of Harvard College

## Hat-tips

This plugin was generated with [Cookiecutter]( along with @hackebrot’s [Cookiecutter-pytest-plugin]( template.

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