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Coverex is an Elixir Coverage tool used by mix. It provides tables with overviews of module and function coverage data, includings links to annotated source code files.

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Coverex is completely configured via mix.exs of your project. To enable Coverex, you add this line to your mix.exs file

test_coverage: [tool: Coverex.Task]

as part of the regular project settings. In addition to that, you need to add Coverex to the dependencies of your project. Coverex is available via hex.pm, so you need only to add this line to the dependencies in your mix.exs file:

{:coverex, "~> 1.4.10", only: :test}

For debugging purposes, the log level can be set as addition to the tool option. The default value is :error. To set the log level to :debug you use this line in your mix.exs file:

test_coverage: [tool: Coverex.Task, log: :debug]

The usual log levels of the Logger application of Elixir are available.

If you set the flag coveralls: true and you are running on travis-ci, the coverage information are sent to http://coveralls.io . An example configuration would be

test_coverage: [tool: Coverex.Task, coveralls: true]

Since coverex 1.4.7, a summary on the module level is printed on the console. You can switch this off by setting the option console_log to false.

test_coverage: [tool: Coverex.Task, console_log: false]

If you want to ignore some of the modules to appear in the coverage reports, e.g because they are generated automatically and therefore often needs no test coverage, you can do this since coverex 1.4.8. Use the option ignore_modules and assign to it a list of module names to ignore.

test_coverage: [tool: Coverex.Task, ignore_modules: [Database, Database.User]]

Since coverex 1.4.10 the from the Elixir compiler automatically generated functions __info__ and __struct__ are removed from the list of covered functions. It simply makes no sense to include them into the list (see also #24).

Running Coverex

If you have configured Coverex as described above you can run Coverex as a drop-in replacement for the regular coverage mechanism of mix:

$> mix test --cover

The coverage reports are found in the cover directory or what you have configured as coverage directory as explained in the docs of the Mix.Tasks.Test task.


Please use the GitHub issue tracker for

  • bug reports and for
  • submitting pull requests


Coverex is provided under the Apache 2.0 License.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the coverex README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.