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7 drupal_web_test_case.php public DrupalTestCase::run(array $methods = array())

Run all tests in this class.

Regardless of whether $methods are passed or not, only method names starting with "test" are executed.


$methods: (optional) A list of method names in the test case class to run; e.g., array('testFoo', 'testBar'). By default, all methods of the class are taken into account, but it can be useful to only run a few selected test methods during debugging.


drupal/modules/simpletest/drupal_web_test_case.php, line 443


public function run(array $methods = array()) {
  // Initialize verbose debugging.
  simpletest_verbose(NULL, variable_get('file_public_path', conf_path() . '/files'), get_class($this));

  // HTTP auth settings (<username>:<password>) for the simpletest browser
  // when sending requests to the test site.
  $this->httpauth_method = variable_get('simpletest_httpauth_method', CURLAUTH_BASIC);
  $username = variable_get('simpletest_httpauth_username', NULL);
  $password = variable_get('simpletest_httpauth_password', NULL);
  if ($username && $password) {
    $this->httpauth_credentials = $username . ':' . $password;

  set_error_handler(array($this, 'errorHandler'));
  $class = get_class($this);
  // Iterate through all the methods in this class, unless a specific list of
  // methods to run was passed.
  $class_methods = get_class_methods($class);
  if ($methods) {
    $class_methods = array_intersect($class_methods, $methods);
  foreach ($class_methods as $method) {
    // If the current method starts with "test", run it - it's a test.
    if (strtolower(substr($method, 0, 4)) == 'test') {
      // Insert a fail record. This will be deleted on completion to ensure
      // that testing completed.
      $method_info = new ReflectionMethod($class, $method);
      $caller = array(
        'file' => $method_info->getFileName(), 
        'line' => $method_info->getStartLine(), 
        'function' => $class . '->' . $method . '()',
      $completion_check_id = DrupalTestCase::insertAssert($this->testId, $class, FALSE, t('The test did not complete due to a fatal error.'), 'Completion check', $caller);
      try {
        // Finish up.
      catch (Exception $e) {
      // Remove the completion check record.
  // Clear out the error messages and restore error handler.