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From Erik Hatcher <li...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: Is it possible to test for exceptions?
Date Wed, 11 Dec 2002 10:03:45 GMT
duh, obviously the below logic is not quite right since it would always 
fail.  but you could set a flag in the catch and check it afterwards, or 
return within the catch if thats the only thing that test was doing. 
you get the idea!

Erik Hatcher wrote:
> This is normally done with a construct like this:
> 
> try {
>   // stuff that causes expected exception
> }
> catch (...) {
>   // expected
> }
> fail("did not get exception expected");
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Matt Raible wrote:
> 
>> Is it possible to test for exceptions?  I want to verify that an
>> exception is thrown when a user is not found - right now my test fails.
>>
>> I'd love an assertException or something of that sort ;)
>>
>> [junit] Testcase:
>> testGetUser(org.apache.persistence.ApplicationDAOHibernateTest):  Caused
>> an ERROR
>> [junit] org.apache.persistence.DAOException: User not found in database!
>> [junit] org.apache.persistence.DAOException:
>> org.apache.persistence.DAOException: User not found in database!
>> [junit]     at
>> org.apache.persistence.ApplicationDAOHibernate.getUser(ApplicationDAOHib
>> ernate.java:74)
>> [junit]     at
>> org.apache.persistence.ApplicationDAOHibernateTest.testGetUser(Applicati
>> onDAOHibernateTest.java:54)
>> [junit]     at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native
>> Method)
>> [junit]     at
>> sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.jav
>> a:39)
>> [junit]     at
>> sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessor
>> Impl.java:25)
>> [junit] Caused by: org.apache.persistence.DAOException: User not found
>> in database!
>> [junit]     at
>> org.apache.persistence.ApplicationDAOHibernate.getUser(ApplicationDAOHib
>> ernate.java:60)
>> [junit]     ... 15 more
>>
>>
>> [junit] TEST org.apache.persistence.ApplicationDAOHibernateTest FAILED
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Matt
>>
> 
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