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Test Grails applications

IntelliJ IDEA enables creating and running unit and integration Grails tests, and provides run configurations for each test type.

To create Grails test, do one of the following:

  • Use scaffolding of a domain class you want to create a test for:

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  • Run Grails target: press Ctrl+Alt+G, and type the target name in the text field. Use code completion to narrow down the list of matching targets:

    grailsCreateTest2 png

To create a Grails test run/debug configuration

  1. In the Grails view, right-click one of the test directories, point to Create Run Configuration on the context menu, and then choose one of the suggested options:
    • Tests in...

    • Grails tests:...

    grails createTestRunConfig png
  2. In the Run/Debug Configuration dialog that opens, specify the run/debug configuration settings:test type, Grails scripts etc.

To run a Grails test

  1. In the Grails view, select the desired test class.

  2. In the menu that opens, select Run and the desired configuration type:
    grailsCreateTestConfig png

    The selected run/debug configuration is executed in the Run tool window.

Last modified: 15 July 2020