Cucumber: Before(:all)

Is there a way right now to run some setup code once after
environment.rb has loaded but before all the scenarios are run?

And how about a teardown after everything’s done?

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Matt

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On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 3:50 PM, Matt W. [email protected] wrote:

Is there a way right now to run some setup code once after environment.rb
has loaded but before all the scenarios are run?

Yes. Just use Ruby :slight_smile:

Put it at the “main level” in one of your ruby files under steps/

And how about a teardown after everything’s done?

at_exit do

end

For example:

steps/globals.rb

User.create! :name => ‘matt’

at_exit do
User.destroy_all
end

Would this work for you?

Aslak

On 2 Sep 2008, at 15:24, aslak hellesoy wrote:

at_exit do
User.destroy_all
end

Would this work for you?

Aslak

It looks good, but the before stuff doesn’t work for me - it looks as
though the rails environment hasn’t been loaded yet - I get ’
uninitialized constant User (NameError)’

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Matt W. [email protected] wrote:

User.create! :name => ‘matt’
the rails environment hasn’t been loaded yet - I get ’ uninitialized
constant User (NameError)’

I assume you’ve followed the Wiki instructions about how to set up
Cucumber with Rails:
http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/wikis (I should move this to
a separate Rails page)

Then you should have a steps/env.rb file that looks like this:
http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/tree/master/generators/cucumber/templates/env.rb

You can put the code in this file, or you can put it in another one
and do this at the top:
require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/env’

HTH,
Aslak

Hi,

, aslak hellesoy wrote (sometime today):

at_exit do

end

If I had a number of steps, stories and runners where would I put the
kernal at_exit method?

At the last ‘Then’ in a step file? At the bottom of that particular
runner file? I assume there would be numerous at_exit methods i.e.
different teardowns.

Cheers

Aidy

At the last ‘Then’ in a step file?

No, never inside a step. You should only register each at_exit hook
once.

At the bottom of that particular
runner file? I assume there would be

Not sure what you mean by runner file. Stick the global setup code and
at_exit hook(s) at the top level in a ruby file inside your steps
folder. This file shouldn’t contain any step defs.

Aslak

I assume you’ve followed the Wiki instructions about how to set up
Cucumber with Rails:
http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/wikis (I should move this to
a separate Rails page)

Then you should have a steps/env.rb file that looks like this:
http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/tree/master/generators/
cucumber/templates/env.rb

Done all that.

You can put the code in this file, or you can put it in another one
and do this at the top:
require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/env’

Aha.

So I assumed that the features/steps/env.rb file was what was loading
all the other files in features/steps. Sounds a bit silly when I
write it down.

Thanks Aslak

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