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optimized pytest plugin for generating HTML reports

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pytest-html is a plugin for pytest that generates a HTML report for the test results.

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You will need the following prerequisites in order to use pytest-html:

  • Python 3.6+ or PyPy3


To install pytest-html:

$ pip install pytest-html

Then run your tests with:

$ pytest --html=report.html

ANSI codes

Note that ANSI code support depends on the ansi2html package. Due to the use of a less permissive license, this package is not included as a dependency. If you have this package installed, then ANSI codes will be converted to HTML in your report.

Creating a self-contained report

In order to respect the Content Security Policy (CSP), several assets such as CSS and images are stored separately by default. You can alternatively create a self-contained report, which can be more convenient when sharing your results. This can be done in the following way:

$ pytest --html=report.html --self-contained-html

Images added as files or links are going to be linked as external resources, meaning that the standalone report HTML-file may not display these images as expected.

The plugin will issue a warning when adding files or links to the standalone report.

Enhancing reports


Custom CSS (Cascasding Style Sheets) can be passed on the command line using the --css option. These will be applied in the order specified, and can be used to change the appearance of the report.

$ pytest --html=report.html --css=highcontrast.css --css=accessible.css

Report Title

By default report title will be the filename of the report, you can edit it by using the :code: pytest_html_report_title hook:

import pytest
from py.xml import html

def pytest_html_report_title(report)
   report.title = "My very own title!"


The Environment section is provided by the pytest-metadata, plugin, and can be accessed via the pytest_configure hook:

def pytest_configure(config):
    config._metadata['foo'] = 'bar'

The generated table will be sorted alphabetically unless the metadata is a collections.OrderedDict.

Additional summary information

You can edit the Summary section by using the pytest_html_results_summary hook:

import pytest
from py.xml import html

def pytest_html_results_summary(prefix, summary, postfix):
    prefix.extend([html.p("foo: bar")])

Extra content

You can add details to the HTML reports by creating an ‘extra’ list on the report object. Here are the types of extra content that can be added:




extra.html('<div>Additional HTML</div>')


extra.json({'name': 'pytest'})

Plain text

extra.text('Add some simple Text')




extra.image(image, mime_type='image/gif', extension='gif')





Note: When adding an image from file, the path can be either absolute or relative.

Note: When using --self-contained-html, images added as files or links may not work as expected, see section Creating a self-contained report for more info.

There are also convenient types for several image formats:

Image format








The following example adds the various types of extras using a pytest_runtest_makereport hook, which can be implemented in a plugin or file:

import pytest
def pytest_runtest_makereport(item, call):
    pytest_html = item.config.pluginmanager.getplugin('html')
    outcome = yield
    report = outcome.get_result()
    extra = getattr(report, 'extra', [])
    if report.when == 'call':
        # always add url to report
        xfail = hasattr(report, 'wasxfail')
        if (report.skipped and xfail) or (report.failed and not xfail):
            # only add additional html on failure
            extra.append(pytest_html.extras.html('<div>Additional HTML</div>'))
        report.extra = extra

You can also specify the name argument for all types other than html which will change the title of the created hyper link:

extra.append(pytest_html.extras.text('some string', name='Different title'))

It is also possible to use the fixture extra to add content directly in a test function without implementing hooks. These will generally end up before any extras added by plugins.

from pytest_html import extras

def test_extra(extra):
   extra.append(extras.text('some string'))

Modifying the results table

You can modify the columns by implementing custom hooks for the header and rows. The following example adds a description column with the test function docstring, adds a sortable time column, and removes the links column:

from datetime import datetime
from py.xml import html
import pytest

def pytest_html_results_table_header(cells):
    cells.insert(1,'Time', class_='sortable time', col='time'))

def pytest_html_results_table_row(report, cells):
    cells.insert(1,, class_='col-time'))

def pytest_runtest_makereport(item, call):
    outcome = yield
    report = outcome.get_result()
    report.description = str(item.function.__doc__)

You can also remove results by implementing the pytest_html_results_table_row hook and removing all cells. The following example removes all passed results from the report:

import pytest

def pytest_html_results_table_row(report, cells):
    if report.passed:
      del cells[:]

The log output and additional HTML can be modified by implementing the pytest_html_results_html hook. The following example replaces all additional HTML and log output with a notice that the log is empty:

import pytest

def pytest_html_results_table_html(report, data):
    if report.passed:
        del data[:]
        data.append(html.div('No log output captured.', class_='empty log'))

Display options

By default, all rows in the Results table will be expanded except those that have Passed.

This behavior can be customized either with a query parameter: ?collapsed=Passed,XFailed,Skipped or by setting the render_collapsed in a configuration file (pytest.ini, setup.cfg, etc).

render_collapsed = True

NOTE: Setting render_collapsed will, unlike the query parameter, affect all statuses.


Enhanced HTML report


We welcome contributions.

To learn more, see Development


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