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File | Settings | Languages and Frameworks | PHP | Behat for Windows and Linux
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This page is available only when the PHP and Behat plugins are installed and enabled. The plugins are bundled with PhpStorm and activated by default. If the plugins are not activated, enable them on the Plugins page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

Before you start, make sure the PHP interpreter is configured in PhpStorm on the PHP page, as described in Enabling PHP Support.

On this page, configure the Behat framework to enable behaviour-driven development in PhpStorm.

Interpreter In this field, PhpStorm displays the appointed PHP interpreter configuration to use with Behat.

The field is read-only, to update the chosen interpreter configuration or create a new one, click the browseButton whereupon PhpStorm brings you to the Interpreters dialog box.

Behat Library In this area, specify the Behat installation to use.
  • Path to Behat directory of phar file: in this text box, specify the location of the behat.phar archive or the folder with the Behat executable file. Behat does not necessarily have to be installed under the current project root. You can type the path manually or click the browseButton button and choose the relevant location in the dialog box that opens.
  • Download behat.phar from click this link to have PhpStorm download the behat.phar archive. This approach works only if you have already an account on GitHub and you have configured access to this account in PhpStorm, see Registering GitHub Account in PhpStorm.
  • Behat version: this read-only field shows the version of the specified Behat installation. PhpStorm detects the version when you click the Refresh icon refresh. The default value is Not installed
Test Runner In this area, appoint the configuration .yaml file to use for launching and executing scenarios.

By default, Behat looks for a behat.yaml configuration file in the project root folder or in the config folder. You can appoint a custom configuration file.

  • Default configuration file: select this check box to specify your own .yaml configuration file. Ths file will be later used as default in all Behat run/debug configurations.

    In the text box, specify the location of the configuration file to use. Type the path manually or click the browseButton button and choose the file in the dialog box that opens.

    Clear the check box to have Behat use the behat.yaml configuration file from the project root folder or from the config folder. If no such file is found, test execution fails, therefore it may be more reliable to specify the configuration file explicitly.

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Last modified: 2 September 2016