How to ignore test cases in TestNG

In this post, we will discuss how we can ignore the test cases in TestNG. TestNG helps us ignore the cases annotated with @Test annotation, and we can ignore these cases at various levels.

Let’s look at the above points one by one.

Ignore only a test method or test case

This can be achieved using @Test(enabled = false) or @Ignore annotation on the test case or method.

import org.testng.Assert;
import org.testng.annotations.Ignore;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class CodekruTest {
	
	@Test @Ignore
	public void test1() {
		System.out.println("Excecuting test1");
		Assert.assertTrue(true);
	}
	
	@Test
	public void test2() {
		System.out.println("Excecuting test2");
		Assert.assertTrue(true);
	}
	
	@Test(enabled = false)
	public void test3() {
		System.out.println("Excecuting test3");
		Assert.assertTrue(true);
	}
	
}

Output –

Excecuting test2
PASSED: test2

===============================================
    Default test
    Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Skips: 0
===============================================

So, both ( test1 and test3 ) were ignored, and only the test2 method was run and executed.

Ignore all cases within a class and its subclasses

This can also be achieved by using the @Ignore annotation. So, if we place @Ignore annotation on a class, then the cases within that class and its subclasses will be ignored. So, let’s see this with an example.

Note: @Ignore annotation has a higher priority than individual @Test method annotations. When @Ignore is placed on a class, all the tests in that class will be disabled, even if we place @Test( enabled = true) on a Test case.

package Test;

import org.testng.Assert;
import org.testng.annotations.Ignore;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

@Ignore
public class CodekruTest {

	@Test
	public void test1() {
		System.out.println("Excecuting test1");
		Assert.assertTrue(true);
	}

	@Test
	public void test2() {
		System.out.println("Excecuting test2");
		Assert.assertTrue(true);
	}

	@Test(enabled = true)
	public void test3() {
		System.out.println("Excecuting test3");
		Assert.assertTrue(true);
	}

}

Output –

===============================================
    Default test
    Tests run: 0, Failures: 0, Skips: 0
===============================================


===============================================
Default suite
Total tests run: 0, Failures: 0, Skips: 0
===============================================

[TestNG] No tests found. Nothing was run

So, here we can see that none of the cases was executed. Now. Let’s make a subclass(CodekruTestSubclass) of the above class(CodekruTest), try to execute the subclass test cases, and see what happens.

import org.testng.Assert;
import org.testng.annotations.Ignore;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

class CodekruTestSubclass extends CodekruTest{
	 
    
    @Test
    public void test1() {
        System.out.println("Excecuting test1 of subclass");
        Assert.assertTrue(true);
    }
     
    @Test
    public void test2() {
        System.out.println("Excecuting test2 of subclass");
        Assert.assertTrue(true);
    }
     
}

@Ignore
public class CodekruTest {
 
    @Test
    public void test1() {
        System.out.println("Excecuting test1");
        Assert.assertTrue(true);
    }
 
    @Test
    public void test2() {
        System.out.println("Excecuting test2");
        Assert.assertTrue(true);
    }
 
    @Test(enabled = true)
    public void test3() {
        System.out.println("Excecuting test3");
        Assert.assertTrue(true);
    }
 
}

Output –

===============================================
    Default test
    Tests run: 0, Failures: 0, Skips: 0
===============================================


===============================================
Default suite
Total tests run: 0, Failures: 0, Skips: 0
===============================================

[TestNG] No tests found. Nothing was run

Here, the cases of subclass didn’t execute because we have used @Ignore annotation on the parent class.

Ignore all cases within a package and its subpackages

We can also ignore the test cases in a package and its subpackages. But, we can’t just put the @Ignore annotation at the top of our package, as shown in the below code. Instead, we have to make another package-info.java file and add the package-level annotation.

@Ignore // this is wrong and is throwing an error
package Test;

import org.testng.Assert;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class CodekruTest {

	@Test
	public void test1() {
		System.out.println("Excecuting test1");
		Assert.assertTrue(true);
	}
}

How to create a package-info.java file? As eclipse won’t allow you to make a package-info class file.

  • Select New -> Package.
  • Now, tick the checkbox package-info.java
create package-info.java

This will create a package-info.java file in the package mentioned above. So, now in this file, we can write @Ignore on the Test package as shown below.

@org.testng.annotations.Ignore
package Test;

So, all cases in this package and its sub packages will now be ignored.

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