Module: ActionController::TestCase::Behavior

Extended by:
ActiveSupport::Concern
Includes:
ActionDispatch::TestProcess, ActiveSupport::Testing::ConstantLookup, Rails::Dom::Testing::Assertions
Included in:
ActionController::TestCase
Defined in:
actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb

Defined Under Namespace

Modules: ClassMethods

Instance Attribute Summary collapse

Instance Method Summary collapse

Methods included from ActiveSupport::Concern

append_features, class_methods, extended, included, prepend_features, prepended

Methods included from ActionDispatch::TestProcess

#assigns, #cookies, #flash, #redirect_to_url, #session

Methods included from ActionDispatch::TestProcess::FixtureFile

#fixture_file_upload

Instance Attribute Details

#requestObject (readonly)

Returns the value of attribute request.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 349

def request
  @request
end

#responseObject (readonly)

Returns the value of attribute response.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 349

def response
  @response
end

Instance Method Details

#build_response(klass) ⇒ Object


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 559

def build_response(klass)
  klass.create
end

#controller_class_nameObject


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 519

def controller_class_name
  @controller.class.anonymous? ? "anonymous" : @controller.class.controller_path
end

#delete(action, **args) ⇒ Object

Simulate a DELETE request with the given parameters and set/volley the response. See get for more details.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 434

def delete(action, **args)
  process(action, method: "DELETE", **args)
end

#generated_path(generated_extras) ⇒ Object


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 523

def generated_path(generated_extras)
  generated_extras[0]
end

#get(action, **args) ⇒ Object

Simulate a GET request with the given parameters.

  • action: The controller action to call.

  • params: The hash with HTTP parameters that you want to pass. This may be nil.

  • body: The request body with a string that is appropriately encoded (application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data).

  • session: A hash of parameters to store in the session. This may be nil.

  • flash: A hash of parameters to store in the flash. This may be nil.

You can also simulate POST, PATCH, PUT, DELETE, and HEAD requests with post, patch, put, delete, and head. Example sending parameters, session, and setting a flash message:

get :show,
  params: { id: 7 },
  session: { user_id: 1 },
  flash: { notice: 'This is flash message' }

Note that the request method is not verified. The different methods are available to make the tests more expressive.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 408

def get(action, **args)
  res = process(action, method: "GET", **args)
  cookies.update res.cookies
  res
end

#head(action, **args) ⇒ Object

Simulate a HEAD request with the given parameters and set/volley the response. See get for more details.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 440

def head(action, **args)
  process(action, method: "HEAD", **args)
end

#patch(action, **args) ⇒ Object

Simulate a PATCH request with the given parameters and set/volley the response. See get for more details.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 422

def patch(action, **args)
  process(action, method: "PATCH", **args)
end

#post(action, **args) ⇒ Object

Simulate a POST request with the given parameters and set/volley the response. See get for more details.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 416

def post(action, **args)
  process(action, method: "POST", **args)
end

#process(action, method: "GET", params: nil, session: nil, body: nil, flash: {}, format: nil, xhr: false, as: nil) ⇒ Object

Simulate an HTTP request to action by specifying request method, parameters and set/volley the response.

  • action: The controller action to call.

  • method: Request method used to send the HTTP request. Possible values are GET, POST, PATCH, PUT, DELETE, HEAD. Defaults to GET. Can be a symbol.

  • params: The hash with HTTP parameters that you want to pass. This may be nil.

  • body: The request body with a string that is appropriately encoded (application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data).

  • session: A hash of parameters to store in the session. This may be nil.

  • flash: A hash of parameters to store in the flash. This may be nil.

  • format: Request format. Defaults to nil. Can be string or symbol.

  • as: Content type. Defaults to nil. Must be a symbol that corresponds to a mime type.

Example calling create action and sending two params:

process :create,
  method: 'POST',
  params: {
    user: { name: 'Gaurish Sharma', email: '[email protected]' }
  },
  session: { user_id: 1 },
  flash: { notice: 'This is flash message' }

To simulate GET, POST, PATCH, PUT, DELETE, and HEAD requests prefer using #get, #post, #patch, #put, #delete and #head methods respectively which will make tests more expressive.

It's not recommended to make more than one request in the same test. Instance variables that are set in one request will not persist to the next request, but it's not guaranteed that all Rails internal state will be reset. Prefer ActionDispatch::IntegrationTest for making multiple requests in the same test.

Note that the request method is not verified.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 479

def process(action, method: "GET", params: nil, session: nil, body: nil, flash: {}, format: nil, xhr: false, as: nil)
  check_required_ivars
  @controller.clear_instance_variables_between_requests

  action = +action.to_s
  http_method = method.to_s.upcase

  @html_document = nil

  cookies.update(@request.cookies)
  cookies.update_cookies_from_jar
  @request.set_header "HTTP_COOKIE", cookies.to_header
  @request.delete_header "action_dispatch.cookies"

  @request          = TestRequest.new scrub_env!(@request.env), @request.session, @controller.class
  @response         = build_response @response_klass
  @response.request = @request
  @controller.recycle!

  if body
    @request.set_header "RAW_POST_DATA", body
  end

  @request.set_header "REQUEST_METHOD", http_method

  if as
    @request.content_type = Mime[as].to_s
    format ||= as
  end

  parameters = (params || {}).symbolize_keys

  if format
    parameters[:format] = format
  end

  setup_request(controller_class_name, action, parameters, session, flash, xhr)
  process_controller_response(action, cookies, xhr)
end

#put(action, **args) ⇒ Object

Simulate a PUT request with the given parameters and set/volley the response. See get for more details.


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 428

def put(action, **args)
  process(action, method: "PUT", **args)
end

#query_parameter_names(generated_extras) ⇒ Object


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 527

def query_parameter_names(generated_extras)
  generated_extras[1] + [:controller, :action]
end

#setup_controller_request_and_responseObject


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# File 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/test_case.rb', line 531

def setup_controller_request_and_response
  @controller = nil unless defined? @controller

  @response_klass = ActionDispatch::TestResponse

  if klass = self.class.controller_class
    if klass < ActionController::Live
      @response_klass = LiveTestResponse
    end
    unless @controller
      begin
        @controller = klass.new
      rescue
        warn "could not construct controller #{klass}" if $VERBOSE
      end
    end
  end

  @request          = TestRequest.create(@controller.class)
  @response         = build_response @response_klass
  @response.request = @request

  if @controller
    @controller.request = @request
    @controller.params = {}
  end
end