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Annotations

Annotations

Playwright Test supports test annotations to deal with failures, flakiness, skip, focus and tag tests:

  • test.skip(title, testFunction) marks the test as irrelevant. Playwright Test does not run such a test. Use this annotation when the test is not applicable in some configuration.
  • test.fail() marks the test as failing. Playwright Test will run this test and ensure it does indeed fail. If the test does not fail, Playwright Test will complain.
  • test.fixme(title, testFunction) marks the test as failing. Playwright Test will not run this test, as opposite to the fail annotation. Use fixme when running the test is slow or crashy.
  • test.slow() marks the test as slow and triples the test timeout.

Annotations can be used on a single test or a group of tests. Annotations can be conditional, in which case they apply when the condition is truthy. Annotations may depend on test fixtures. There could be multiple annotations on the same test, possibly in different configurations.

Focus a test

You can focus some tests. When there are focused tests, only these tests run.

test.only('focus this test', async ({ page }) => {
// Run only focused tests in the entire project.
});

Skip a test

Mark a test as skipped.

test.skip('skip this test', async ({ page }) => {
// This test is not run
});

Conditionally skip a test

You can skip certain test based on the condition.

test('skip this test', async ({ page, browserName }) => {
test.skip(browserName === 'firefox', 'Still working on it');
});

Group tests

You can group tests to give them a logical name or to scope before/after hooks to the group.

import { test, expect } from '@playwright/test';

test.describe('two tests', () => {
test('one', async ({ page }) => {
// ...
});

test('two', async ({ page }) => {
// ...
});
});

Tag tests

Sometimes you want to tag your tests as @fast or @slow and only run the tests that have the certain tag. We recommend that you use the --grep and --grep-invert command line flags for that:

import { test, expect } from '@playwright/test';

test('Test login page @fast', async ({ page }) => {
// ...
});

test('Test full report @slow', async ({ page }) => {
// ...
});

You will then be able to run only that test:

npx playwright test --grep @fast

Or if you want the opposite, you can skip the tests with a certain tag:

npx playwright test --grep-invert @slow

Conditionally skip a group of tests

For example, you can run a group of tests just in Chromium by passing a callback.

// example.spec.ts

test.describe('chromium only', () => {
test.skip(({ browserName }) => browserName !== 'chromium', 'Chromium only!');

test.beforeAll(async () => {
// This hook is only run in Chromium.
});

test('test 1', async ({ page }) => {
// This test is only run in Chromium.
});

test('test 2', async ({ page }) => {
// This test is only run in Chromium.
});
});

Use fixme in beforeEach hook

To avoid running beforeEach hooks, you can put annotations in the hook itself.

// example.spec.ts

test.beforeEach(async ({ page, isMobile }) => {
test.fixme(isMobile, 'Settings page does not work in mobile yet');

await page.goto('http://localhost:3000/settings');
});

test('user profile', async ({ page }) => {
await page.click('text=My Profile');
// ...
});

Custom annotations

It's also possible to add custom metadata in the form of annotations to your tests. Annotations are key/value pairs accessible via test.info().annotations. Many reporters show annotations, for example 'html'.

// example.spec.ts

test('user profile', async ({ page }) => {
test.info().annotations.push({ type: 'issue', description: 'https://github.com/microsoft/playwright/issues/<some-issue>' });
// ...
});