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Invalid data provider return type

Reports methods marked with @DataProvider annotation that doesn't return Object[][] or Iterator<Object>. If another type is returned, TestNG throws an exception.


public class TestNgTest { @DataProvider(name = "Languages") List<String> getData() { return List.of("Java", "Kotlin"); } @Test(dataProvider = "Languages") public void testData(String language) { System.out.println(language); } }

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By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

TestNG, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024