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Fixtures for Ecto

EctoFixtures is built and maintained by DockYard, contact us for expert Elixir and Phoenix consulting.

Usage

Fixture files should be stored in test/fixtures/. The format of a fixture file is as:

# test/fixtures/accounts.exs

accounts model: Account, repo: Repo do
  test do
    email "test@example.com"
    name "Brian Cardarella"
    password_hash :crypto.hash(:sha, "password")
  end
end

In your test file you can access the fixture sets with the by tagging each test with the fixtures you want to load then pattern matching on the data field for the context argument.

defmodule MyTestCase do
  use ExUnit.Case
  use EctoFixtures

  @tag fixtures: :accounts
  test "data test", %{data: data}  do
    assert data.accounts.test.email == "test@example.com"
  end
end

This data is also inserted into the database, the resulting data set returned from fixtures/1 is actually an Ecto.Model.

defmodule MyTestCase do
  use ExUnit.Case
  use EctoFixtures

  test "database data is inserted and equal to data set", %{data: data} do
    assert data.accounts.test == Repo.get(Account, accounts.test.id)
  end
end

Avoiding Inserts

If you'd like the model structs without actually inserting into the database pass insert: false to fixtures/2.

defmodule MyTestCase do
  use ExUnit.Case
  import EctoFixtures, only: [fixtures: 2]

  test "database data is inserted and equal to data set" do
    fixtures(:accounts, insert: false)

    assert length(Repo.all(Account)) == 0
  end
end

Optional Overrides

You can override the fixture data on a per-usage basis by passing a map as the 2nd argument. The maps keys must correspond with the structure of the fixture names and row names column data you wish to override.

Note: you cannot add rows with the override. It is intended only to mutate the fixture column data

defmodule MyTestCase do
  use ExUnit.Case
  import EctoFixtures, only: [fixtures: 2]

  test "data test" do
    %{accounts: accounts} = fixtures(:accounts, %{
      accounts: %{
        test: %{
          email: "other@example.com"
        }
      }
    })

    assert accounts.test.email != "test@example.com"
    assert accounts.test.email == "other@example.com"
  end
end

Associations

Associations can be made between data sets, reference the data set's name and label:

Belongs To

accounts model: Account, repo: Repo do
  brian do
    name "Brian"
  end
end

events model: Event, repo: Repo do
  one do
    name "First Event"
    account accounts.brian
  end
end

Has One

accounts model: Account, repo: Repo do
  brian do
    name "Brian"
    pet pets.boomer
  end
end

pets model: Pet, repo: Repo do
  boomer do
    name "Boomer"
  end
end

Has Many

accounts model: Account, repo: Repo do
  brian do
    name "Brian"
    events [events.one, events.two]
  end
end

events model: Event, repo: Repo do
  one do
    name "First Event"
  end
  two do
    name "Second Event"
  end
end

Between other fixtures files

Associations can also be made between fixture files:

# test/fixtures/accounts.exs
accounts model: Account, repo: Repo do
  brian do
    name "Brian"
    pet fixtures(:pets).pets.boomer
  end
end

# test/fixtures/pets.exs
pets model: Pet, repo: Repo do
  boomer do
    name "Boomer"
  end
end

Handling Foreign Key Constraints

ecto_fixtures will determine the assocation type being made and ensure that child records are always inserted after the parent record to avoid any foreign key constraint issues, regardless of the order in which the fixtures are loaded.

Inheriting Data

If you'd like to have default values inherited into other rows you can do that with the inherit option on the row defintion:

accounts model: Account, repo: Repo do
  default do
    is_admin false
  end

  brian inherits: default do
    name "Brian"
  end
end

other_accounts: Account, repo: Repo do
  stephanie inherits: accounts.default do
    name "Stephanie"
    is_admin true
  end
end

When inheriting from rows in the same group you can simply refer to the row name. When referring to rows in other groups you have to refer to the group name and table name.

You can inherit data from other fixture files as well:

# test/fixtures/accounts.exs
accounts model: Account, repo: Repo do
  default do
    is_admin false
  end

  brian inherits: default do
    name "Brian"
  end
end

# test/fixtures/other_accounts.exs
other_accounts: Account, repo: Repo do
  stephanie inherits: fixtures(:accounts).accounts.default do
    name "Stephanie"
    is_admin true
  end
end

Inherited values can be overriden by defining values on the same column.

Virtual Rows

Sometimes you may not want the row you inherit from to be inserted into the database. In this case you must set the virtual: true flag for that row:

accounts model: Account, repo: repo do
  default virtual: true do
    is_admin false
  end
end

Authors

We are very thankful for the many contributors

Versioning

This library follows Semantic Versioning

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