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New pytest plugin for Markdown reports
Feb 25, 2019
2 minutes read

Sometimes I would like to include a pytest test report in a GitHub issue or pull request comment, but do not want to manually reformat the CLI output. 😄

Thankfully, pytest can be extended and customized via plugins. Inspired by the fantastic pytest-html project, I created my new pytest plugin pytest-md for generating Markdown reports for pytest results! 📝

If you find it any useful, I’d love to hear from you via twitter! 😃

Installation

pytest-md is available on PyPI for Python versions 3.6 and newer and can be installed into your enviroment from your terminal via pip:

$ pip install pytest-md

Usage

The following example code produces all of the different pytest test outcomes.

import random
import pytest


def test_failed():
    assert "emoji" == "hello world"


@pytest.mark.xfail
def test_xfail():
    assert random.random() == 1.0


@pytest.mark.xfail
def test_xpass():
    assert 0.0 < random.random() < 1.0


@pytest.mark.skip(reason="don't run this test")
def test_skipped():
    assert "pytest-emoji" != ""


@pytest.mark.parametrize(
    "name, expected",
    [
        ("Sara", "Hello Sara!"),
        ("Mat", "Hello Mat!"),
        ("Annie", "Hello Annie!"),
    ],
)
def test_passed(name, expected):
    assert f"Hello {name}!" == expected


@pytest.fixture
def number():
    return 1234 / 0


def test_error(number):
    assert number == number

With pytest-md installed, you can now generate a Markdown test report as follows:

$ pytest --md report.md
# Test Report

*Report generated on 25-Feb-2019 at 17:18:29 by [pytest-md]*

[pytest-md]: https://github.com/hackebrot/pytest-md

## Summary

8 tests ran in 0.05 seconds

- 1 failed
- 3 passed
- 1 skipped
- 1 xfailed
- 1 xpassed
- 1 error

pytest-emoji

pytest-md also integrates with pytest-emoji, which allows us to include emojis in the generated Markdown test report:

$ pytest --emoji -v --md report.md
# Test Report

*Report generated on 25-Feb-2019 at 17:18:29 by [pytest-md]* 📝

[pytest-md]: https://github.com/hackebrot/pytest-md

## Summary

8 tests ran in 0.06 seconds ⏱

- 1 failed 😰
- 3 passed 😃
- 1 skipped 🙄
- 1 xfail 😞
- 1 xpass 😲
- 1 error 😡

More information

For more information check out pytest-md on GitHub.


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