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Project: RSpec Core 3.0

Overriding global ordering

You can customize how RSpec orders examples and example groups. For an
individual group, you can control it by tagging it with :order metadata:

  • :defined runs the examples (and sub groups) in defined order
  • :random runs them in random order

If you have more specialized needs, you can register your own ordering using
the register_ordering configuration option. If you register an ordering as
:global, it will be the global default, used by all groups that do not have
:order metadata (and by RSpec to order the top-level groups).

Scenarios
Running a specific examples group in order
Given
a file named "order_dependent_spec.rb" with:
RSpec.describe "examples only pass when they are run in order", :order => :defined do
  before(:context) { @list = [] }

  it "passes when run first" do
    @list << 1
    expect(@list).to eq([1])
  end

  it "passes when run second" do
    @list << 2
    expect(@list).to eq([1, 2])
  end

  it "passes when run third" do
    @list << 3
    expect(@list).to eq([1, 2, 3])
  end
end
When
I run rspec order_dependent_spec.rb --order random:1
Then
the examples should all pass
Registering a custom ordering
Given
a file named "register_custom_ordering_spec.rb" with:
RSpec.configure do |rspec|
  rspec.register_ordering(:reverse) do |items|
    items.reverse
  end
end

RSpec.describe "A group that must run in reverse order", :order => :reverse do
  before(:context) { @list = [] }

  it "passes when run second" do
    @list << 2
    expect(@list).to eq([1, 2])
  end

  it "passes when run first" do
    @list << 1
    expect(@list).to eq([1])
  end
end
When
I run rspec register_custom_ordering_spec.rb
Then
the examples should all pass
Using a custom global ordering
Given
a file named "register_global_ordering_spec.rb" with:
RSpec.configure do |rspec|
  rspec.register_ordering(:global) do |items|
    items.reverse
  end
end

RSpec.describe "A group without :order metadata" do
  before(:context) { @list = [] }

  it "passes when run second" do
    @list << 2
    expect(@list).to eq([1, 2])
  end

  it "passes when run first" do
    @list << 1
    expect(@list).to eq([1])
  end
end
When
I run rspec register_global_ordering_spec.rb
Then
the examples should all pass

Last published almost 2 years ago by myronmarston.