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Create run/debug configurations for tests

You can run your tests (test cases, test suites, and so on) 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 of creating a regular run 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.

Create a test configuration

  1. Open a test file in the editor, and right-click any line.

  2. From the context menu, choose More Run/Debug | Modify Run Configuration

    Create a Run/Debug Configuration for a test
  3. In the dialog that opens, specify the run/debug configuration parameters, apply changes and close the dialog.

    Ctrl+Space code completion works in run/debug configuration dialogs, for example in the Working directory field.

    Editing Run/Debug configuration for tests

    For more information about parameters specific to the supported testing frameworks, refer to:

Last modified: 11 February 2024