In this chapter, we will learn about the Skip and Xfail tests in Pytest.
Now, consider the below situations −
In these situations, we have the option to xfail the test or skip the tests.
Pytest will execute the xfailed test, but it will not be considered as part failed or passed tests. Details of these tests will not be printed even if the test fails (remember pytest usually prints the failed test details). We can xfail tests using the following marker −
Skipping a test means that the test will not be executed. We can skip tests using the following marker −
Later, when the test becomes relevant we can remove the markers.
Edit the test_compare.py we already have to include the xfail and skip markers −
import pytest @pytest.mark.xfail @pytest.mark.great def test_greater(): num = 100 assert num > 100 @pytest.mark.xfail @pytest.mark.great def test_greater_equal(): num = 100 assert num >= 100 @pytest.mark.skip @pytest.mark.others def test_less(): num = 100 assert num < 200
Execute the test using the following command −
pytest test_compare.py -v
Upon execution, the above command will generate the following result −
test_compare.py::test_greater xfail test_compare.py::test_greater_equal XPASS test_compare.py::test_less SKIPPED ============================ 1 skipped, 1 xfailed, 1 xpassed in 0.06 seconds ============================