PyCharm 2018.2 Help

Run/Debug Configuration: Django Test

Use this dialog box to create a run/debug configuration for Django tests.

In this section:

Configuration tab

ItemDescription
TargetSpecify the target to be executed. If the field is left empty, it means that all the tests in all the applications specified in INSTALLED_APPS will be executed.
  • If you want to run tests in a certain application, specify the application name.
  • To run a specific test case, specify its name after the application name, delimited with a dot.
  • To run a single test method within a test case, add the test method name after dot.

Same rules apply to the doctests contained in the test targets. The test label is used as the path to the test method or class to be executed. If there is function with a doctest, or a class with a class-level doctest, you can invoke that test by appending the name of the test method or class to the label.

Custom settingsIf this checkbox is selected, Django test will run with the specified custom settings, rather than with the default ones.

Specify the fully qualified name of the file that contains Django settings. You can either type it manually, in the text field to the right, or click the browse button, and select one in the dialog box that opens.

If this checkbox is not selected, Django test will run with the default settings, defined in the Settings field of the Django page. The text field is disabled.

OptionsIf this checkbox is selected, it is possible to specify parameters to be passed to the Django tests. Type the list of parameters in the text field to the right, prepending parameters with '--' and using spaces as delimiters. For example:
--noinput --failfast

If this checkbox is not selected, the text field is disabled.

Environment
ProjectClick this drop-down list to select one of the projects, opened in the same PyCharm window, where this run/debug configuration should be used. If there is only one open project, this field is not displayed.
Environment variablesThis field shows the list of environment variables. If the list contains several variables, they are delimited with semicolons.
To fill in the list, click the browse button, or press Shift+Enter and specify the desired set of environment variables in the Environment Variables dialog box.
To create a new variable, click icons general add, and type the desired name and value. You might want to populate the list with the variables stored as a series of records in a text file, for example:
Variable1 = Value1 Variable2 = Value2
Just copy the list of variables from the text file and click Paste (Paste) in the Environmental Variables dialog box. The variables will be added to the table. Click Ok to complete the task. At any time, you can select all variables in the Environment Variables dialog box, click Copy (Copy), and paste them into a text file.
Python InterpreterSelect one of the pre-configured Python interpreters from the drop-down list.
Interpreter optionsIn this field, specify the string to be passed to the interpreter. If necessary, click shift enter button, and type the string in the editor.
Working directorySpecify a directory to be used by the running task.
  • When a default run/debug configuration is created by the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+F10, or by choosing Run on the context menu of a script, the working directory is the one that contains the executable script. This directory may differ from the project directory.
  • When this field is left blank, the bin directory of the PyCharm installation will be used.
Add content roots to PYTHONPATHSelect this check box to add all content roots of your project to the environment variable PYTHONPATH;
Add source roots to PYTHONPATH Select this check box to add all source roots of your project to the environment variable PYTHONPATH;
Docker container settings

Click browseButton to open the dialog and specify the following settings:

  • Disable networking: select this checkbox to have the networking disabled. This corresponds to --net="none", which means that inside a container the external network resources are not available.
  • Network mode: corresponds to the other values of the option --net.
    • bridge is the default value. An IP address will be allocated for container on the bridge’s network and traffic will be routed though this bridge to the container.
      Containers can communicate via their IP addresses by default. To communicate by name, they must be linked.
    • host: use the host's network stack inside the container.
    • container:<name|id>: use the network stack of another container, specified via its name or id.

    Refer to the Network settings documentation for details.

  • Links: Use this section to link the container to be created with the other containers. This is applicable to Network mode = bridge and corresponds to the --link option.
  • Publish all ports: Expose all container ports to the host. This corresponds to the option --publish-all.
  • Port bindings: Specify the list of port bindings. Similar to using the -p option with docker run.
  • Extra hosts: This corresponds to the --add-host option. Refer to the page Managing /etc/hosts for details.
  • Volume bindings: Use this field to specify the bindings between the special folders-volumes and the folders of the computer, where the Docker daemon runs. This corresponds to the -v option.
    See Managing data in containers for details.
  • Environment variables: Use this field to specify the list of environment variables and their values. This corresponds to the -e option. Refer to the page ENV (environment variables) for details.

Click icons actions down to expand the tables. Click icons general add, icons general remove svg or icons actions edit svg to make up the lists.

Logs tab

Use this tab to specify which log files generated while running or debugging should be displayed in the console, that is, on the dedicated tabs of the Run or Debug tool window.

ItemDescription
Is ActiveSelect check boxes in this column to have the log entries displayed in the corresponding tabs in the Run tool window or Debug tool window.
Log File Entry

The read-only fields in this column list the log files to show. The list can contain:

  • Full paths to specific files.
  • Aliases to substitute for full paths or patterns. These aliases are also displayed in the headers of the tabs where the corresponding log files are shown.

    If a log entry pattern defines more than one file, the tab header shows the name of the file instead of the log entry alias.

Skip ContentSelect this check box to have the previous content of the selected log skipped.
Save console output to fileSelect this check box to save the console output to the specified location. Type the path manually, or click the browse button and point to the desired location in the dialog that opens.
Show console when a message is printed to standard output streamSelect this check box to activate the output console and bring it forward if an associated process writes to Standard.out.
Show console when a message is printed to standard error streamSelect this check box to activate the output console and bring it forward if an associated process writes to Standard.err.
icons general add svgClick this button to open the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog where you can select a new log entry and specify an alias for it.
icons actions edit svgClick this button to edit the properties of the selected log file entry in the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog.
icons general remove svgClick this button to remove the selected log entry from the list.
browseButton.png Click this button to edit the select log file entry. The button is available only when an entry is selected.

Common options

When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options for it:

ItemDescription
Name In this text box, specify the name for the run/debug configuration. The name will help you identify the created configuration when you choose to edit it later, or when you invoke it, for example. from the Run popup (Shift+Alt+F10).
Share Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.

The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under .idea\runConfigurations folder, while the local run/debug configurations are kept in the .idea\workspace.xml.

Single instance only

Toolbar

The tree view of run/debug configurations has a toolbar that helps you manage configurations available in your project as well as adjust default configurations templates.

ItemShortcutDescription
icons general add svgAlt+InsertCreate a run/debug configuration.
icons general remove svgAlt+Delete Delete the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you cannot delete default configurations.
icons actions copy svg Ctrl+D Create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you create copies of default configurations.
icons general settings svg Edit Templates View and edit the default template for the selected run/debug configuration. The templates are used for newly created configurations.
icons actions moveUp svg/icons actions moveDown svgAlt+Up/Alt+Down

Move the selected run/debug configuration up and down in the list.

The order of configurations in the list defines the order, in which the configurations appear when you choose a run/debug configuration.

Default templates of run/debug configurations are always sorted alphabetically.

icons actions newFolder svg Move into new folder / Create new folder

You can group run/debug configurations by placing them into folders.

To create a folder, select the configurations within a category, click folder, and specify folder name. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.

Then, to move a configuration into a folder, between the folders or out of a folder, use drag-and-drop or icons actions moveUp svg and icons actions moveDown svg buttons.

To remove grouping, select a folder and click icons general remove svg.

icons objectBrowser sorted svg Sort configurations Click this button to sort configurations in the alphabetical order.

Templates

Under the Templates node in the tree view of run configurations, you can select a run configuration template and edit its default settings. This will not affect the configurations that are already created, but will be used as defaults when creating new configurations of the corresponding type.

When you select the Templates node itself, you will be able to adjust general settings that apply to all run/debug configurations:

ItemDescription
Configurations available in Run Dashboard

In this section you can create a list of run configurations available in the Run Dashboard — a tool window that helps you execute and manage multiple run/debug configurations.

Note that the dashboard will only display the configuration types for which you have created one ore more configurations.
Thus, if you add a configuration type for which no configurations exist in the project, this type will not be displayed on the dashboard until you create a configuration of this type.

Confirm rerun with process terminationThe behavior of this checkbox depends on whether the Single instance only option is selected for a particular run/debug configuration.
  • If this checkbox is selected, in case of a single instance, launching a new process (for example, by clicking icons toolwindows toolWindowRun on the main toolbar) while another process is still running, results in showing a dialog box prompting to terminate the current process before launching a new one.
  • If this checkbox is not selected (or in case of multiple instances), PyCharm starts the new process silently.
Temporary configurations limit Specify the maximum number of temporary configurations to be stored and shown in the Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list.

Before Launch options

In this area you can specify tasks that must be be performed before starting the selected run/debug configuration. The tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.

ItemShortcutDescription
icons general add svgAlt+Insert Click this icon to add one of the following available tasks:
  • Run External tool: select to run an external application. In the dialog that opens, select one or multiple applications you want to run. If it is not defined in PyCharm yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
  • Run Another Configuration: select to execute another run/debug configuration. In the dialog that opens, select the configuration to be run.
  • Launch Web Browser: select this option to have a browser started. In the dialog that opens, select the type of the browser and provide the start Url. Also, specify if you want the browser be launched with JavaScript debugger.
  • Run File Watchers: select this option to have PyCharm apply all the currently active file watchers.
  • Run Grunt task: select this option to run a Grunt task. In the Grunt task dialog box that opens, specify the Gruntfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Grunt tool.

    Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the grunt-cli package.

  • Run Gulp task: select this option to run a Gulp task. In the Gulp task dialog box that opens, specify the Gulpfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Gulp tool.

    Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the gulp package.

  • Run npm Script: select this option to execute an npm script. In the NPM Script dialog box that opens, specify the npm run/debug configuration settings.
  • Start React Native Bundler: select this option to run the bundler automatically, as part of a running or debugging session. by default, this is done through react-native start. If your application uses Expo, you need to run the development server via the start npm task. To do that, click icons actions edit svg, then in the Configure React Native dialog, choose npm script and select start from the list.
  • Compile TypeScript: select to run the built-in TypeScript compiler and thus make sure that all the changes you made to your TypeScript code are reflected in the generated JavaScript files. In the TypeScript Compile Settings dialog that opens, select or clear the Check errors checkbox to configure the behaviour of the compiler in case any errors are detected:
    • If the Check errors checkbox is selected, the compiler will show all the errors and the run configuration will not start.
    • If the Check errors checkbox is cleared, the compiler will show all the detected errors but the run configuration still will be launched.
  • Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps: select this option to generate the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources. In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located.
  • Run Remote External tool: adds a remote SSH external tool.
icons general remove svgAlt+Delete Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
icons actions edit svg Enter Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
icons actions moveUp svg/icons actions moveDown svgAlt+Up/Alt+DownClick these icons to move the selected task one line up or down in the list. (The tasks are performed in the order that they appear in the list.)
Show this pageSelect this checkbox to show the run/debug configuration settings prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.
Activate tool window

If this checkbox is selected, which it is by default, the Run or the Debug tool window opens when you start the run/debug configuration.

Otherwise, the tool window isn't shown. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.

Last modified: 14 July 2018

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