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Django Unit Test Cases with Forms and Views


Test Cases For Forms, Views

In this post, we’ll see how to write unit test cases for any project.

Having tests for any project will helps you to find bugs. If any of the function breaks, you will know about it. Its easier to debug code line by line.

Unit Tests:

Unit Tests are isolated tests that test one specific function.

Test Case:

A test case is executing set of features for your Application. Proper development of test cases finds problems in your functionality of an Application.

Test Suite:

A test suite is a collection of test cases. It is used to aggregate tests that should be executed together.

In general, tests result in either a Success (expected results), Failure (unexpected results), or an error. While writting test cases, not only testing for the expected results but also need to test how good your code handles for unexpected results.

Testing the Forms:

Consider a Form:

from django import forms
from .models import *

    class UserForm(forms.ModelForm):
       class Meta:
          model = User
          fields = ('email', 'password', 'first_name', 'phone')


The setUp() methods allows to define instructions which will be executed before and after each test method.

Every TestCase method should start with "test", because When you run your tests, the default behaviour of the test utility is to find all the test cases in all your files, function name starts with test, which automatically build a test suite out for all test cases, and run.

For Testing any Form, In "Setup_Class" we create required objects here, and will test whether the created object details matched or not.

Write in your

from django.test import TestCase
from django.test import Client
from .forms import *   # import all forms

class Setup_Class(TestCase):

    def setUp(self):
        self.user = User.objects.create(email="", password="user", first_name="user", phone=12345678)

class User_Form_Test(TestCase):

    # Valid Form Data
    def test_UserForm_valid(self):
        form = UserForm(data={'email': "", 'password': "user", 'first_name': "user", 'phone': 12345678})

    # Invalid Form Data
    def test_UserForm_invalid(self):
        form = UserForm(data={'email': "", 'password': "mp", 'first_name': "mp", 'phone': ""})

assertTrue() or assertFalse() functions is to verify condition which returns "True/False"

In the above functions in class "User_Form_Test" returns True/False based on the input data given.

Testing the Views:

When we start testing the vews, first test for the response codes then we got with the actual response.

class User_Views_Test(SetUp_Class):

    def test_home_view(self):
        user_login = self.client.login(email="", password="user")
        response = self.client.get("/")
        self.assertEqual(response.status_code, 302)

    def test_add_user_view(self):
        response = self.client.get("include url for add user view")
        self.assertEqual(response.status_code, 200)
        self.assertTemplateUsed(response, "include template name to render the response")

    # Invalid Data
    def test_add_user_invalidform_view(self):
        response ="include url to post the data given", {'email': "", 'password': "", 'first_name': "mp", 'phone': 12345678})
        self.assertTrue('"error": true' in response.content)

    # Valid Data
    def test_add_admin_form_view(self):
        user_count = User.objects.count()
        response ="include url to post the data given", {'email': "", 'password': "user", 'first_name': "user"})
        self.assertEqual(response.status_code, 200)
        self.assertEqual(User.objects.count(), user_count+1)
        self.assertTrue('"error": false' in response.content)


assertEqual() to check for an expected result.


This Assert is used for rendering the response.

Command line usage to Run the tests:

python test

Third-party package:

Coverage: It is a tool used for measuring the effectiveness of tests, showing the percentage of your codebase covered by tests.

Installation: Pip install coverage

Use "coverage run" to run your program and gather data:

coverage run test
coverage report -m  # provides the report for the tests

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