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You can run your tests (test cases, test suites, etc.) using run/debug configurations, in the way similar to running ordinary applications. PyCharm provides a framework for creating special run/debug configurations for testing purposes, where a test can be specified as a target.

In addition to the regular procedure described in the section Creating and Editing Run/Debug Configuration, PyCharm provides a shortcut that allows you to create run/debug configurations for all tests in a container, for a single test case, or even for a test method.

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To create a test configuration
  1. Right-click the desired target, for example a directory or an individual test in the Project tool window. In case of an individual test, you can open it in the editor, and right-click the background.
  2. On the context menu of the selection, choose Create <name> for an individual test . For your convenience, the corresponding context menu commands are marked with icons:

    • py_unitTestIcon for Python unittest
    • py_unitTestIcon for Python doctests
    • py_unitTestIcon for Python nosetest
    • py_djangoTestIcon for Django unit tests
    • py_testIcon for py.test framework

    Tip

    For a test method, open the class in the editor and right click anywhere in the method. The context menu suggests the command Create < method name>.

  3. In the dialog box that opens, specify the run/debug configuration parameters, apply changes and close the dialog.

    Ctrl+SpaceCtrl+SpaceCtrl+SpaceCtrl+SpaceAlt+SlashCtrl+SpaceCtrl+Space or Ctrl+Back SlashCtrl+SpaceControl SpaceControl SpaceControl Space code completion works in run/debug configuration dialog boxes, for example in the Working directory field.

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