February 25, 2018

Generate Integration test data with Mirage

If you have an Ember component that requires an Ember Data model as an attribute, you might want to use Mirage to generate the models in the right shape. Thankfully, you can access Ember Data in your test to generate the data, then pass that into the component to test it.

import { module, test } from 'qunit';
import { setupRenderingTest } from 'ember-qunit';
import hbs from 'htmlbars-inline-precompile';
import setupMirage from 'my-app/tests/helpers/setup-mirage';
import { find, render } from '@ember/test-helpers';
import { run } from '@ember/runloop';

module('Integration | Components | render-post', function(hooks) {

  hooks.beforeEach(function() {
    this.store = this.owner.lookup('service:store');

  test('it renders a blog post', async function(assert) {
    const post = this.server.create('post', {
      name: 'Generate Integration test data with Mirage'

    await run(async () => {
      this.set('post', await this.store.findRecord('post', post.id);

    await render(hbs`{{render-post post}}`);

    const title = await find('h1');
    assert.equal(title.textContent, post.name, 'Rendered the title');

Note: For the setupMirage definition, see my previous blog post about the new QUnit API.