December 30, 2013

Yaml-Fixtures for play 2


Fixtures is a fancy word for sample data. Fixtures allow you to populate your testing database with predefined data before your tests run.

The fixture implementation for loading testdata in play 1 was great. But all fixture related code for play 2 I found was ebean releated. After some research I decided to use Fixy for loading test data. It needed only some small changes to adapt it for play 2.

I added the code as a module to play4jpa. To use it, just copy the module to your project and add the necessary config to your Build.scala.

A yaml fixture file in the play conf folder can be loaded inside a transaction with this code:

Fixy fixtures = new JpaFixyBuilder(JPA.em()).build();

The yaml for a Task Model with a name an done flag would look like this:

- !package models

- Task(task1):
    name: Task 1
    done: false

Check out the samples in the fixy unit tests on github for more details on using fixy.


fixture, fixtures, fixy, JPA, Play Framework, Play4JPA, yaml

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