jest-expect-message

Add custom message to Jest expects

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jest-expect-message

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Add custom message to Jest expects



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Problem

In many testing libraries it is possible to supply a custom message for a given expectation, this is currently not possible in Jest.
For example:
test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
  expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!').toBe(3);
});

This will throw the following error in Jest:
Expect takes at most one argument.

Solution

jest-expect-message allows you to call expect with a second argument of a String message.
For example the same test as above:
test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
  expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!').toBe(3);
});

With jest-expect-message this will fail with your custom error message:
ā— returns 2 when adding 1 and 1

  Custom message:
    Woah this should be 2!

  expect(received).toBe(expected) // Object.is equality

  Expected: 3
  Received: 2

Installation

With npm:
npm install --save-dev jest-expect-message

With yarn:
yarn add -D jest-expect-message

Setup

Add jest-expect-message to your Jest setupFilesAfterEnv configuration. See for help

Jest v24+

"jest": {
  "setupFilesAfterEnv": ["jest-expect-message"]
}

Jest v23-

"jest": {
  "setupTestFrameworkScriptFile": "jest-expect-message"
}

If you have a custom setup file and want to use this library then add the following to your setup file.
import 'jest-expect-message';

Configure Typescript

Add the following entry to your tsconfig to enable Typescript support.
"files": ["node_modules/jest-expect-message/types/index.d.ts"],

Example

Custom message example with typescript

Configure ESlint

"rules": {
  "jest/valid-expect": [
    "error",
    {
      "maxArgs": 2
    }
  ]
}

Usage

  • expect(actual, message, options?)
- actual: The value you would normally pass into an expect to assert against with a given matcher. - message: String, the custom message you want to be printed should the expect fail. - options: An optional object that controls what is shown as part of the custom message.
- `showPrefix: boolean`: If `false` will not show the `Custom message:` prefix. Default: `true`
- `showMatcherMessage: boolean`: If `false` will not show the matchers original error message. Default: `true`
- `showStack: boolean`: If `false` will not show the matchers stack trace. Default: `true`
test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
  expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!').toBe(3);
});
// ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“
/*
  ā— returns 2 when adding 1 and 1

    Custom message:
      Woah this should be 2!

    expect(received).toBe(expected) // Object.is equality

    Expected: 3
    Received: 2

  1 |   test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
> 2 |     expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!').toBe(3);
    |                                             ^
  3 |   });
*/

showPrefix: false

test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
  expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!', { showPrefix: false }).toBe(3);
});
// ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“
/*
  ā— returns 2 when adding 1 and 1

    Woah this should be 2!

    expect(received).toBe(expected) // Object.is equality

    Expected: 3
    Received: 2

  1 |   test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
> 2 |     expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!', { showPrefix: false }).toBe(3);
    |                                                                    ^
  3 |   });
*/

showMatcherMessage: false

test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
  expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!', { showMatcherMessage: false }).toBe(3);
});
// ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“
/*
  ā— returns 2 when adding 1 and 1

    Custom message:
      Woah this should be 2!

  1 |   test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
> 2 |     expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!', { showMatcherMessage: false }).toBe(3);
    |                                                                            ^
  3 |   });
*/

showStack: false

test('returns 2 when adding 1 and 1', () => {
  expect(1 + 1, 'Woah this should be 2!', { showStack: false }).toBe(3);
});
// ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“ ā†“
/*
  ā— returns 2 when adding 1 and 1

    Custom message:
      Woah this should be 2!

    expect(received).toBe(expected) // Object.is equality

    Expected: 3
    Received: 2
*/

LICENSE

MIT