how to get request object in django unit testing?

I have a function as

def getEvents(eid, request):

Now I want to write unit test for the above function separately (without calling the view). So how should I call the above in TestCase. Is it possible to create request ?


See this solution:

from django.utils import unittest
from django.test.client import RequestFactory

class SimpleTest(unittest.TestCase):
    def setUp(self):
        # Every test needs access to the request factory.
        self.factory = RequestFactory()

    def test_details(self):
        # Create an instance of a GET request.
        request = self.factory.get('/customer/details')

        # Test my_view() as if it were deployed at /customer/details
        response = my_view(request)
        self.assertEqual(response.status_code, 200)

You mean def getEvents(request, eid) right?

With Django unittest, you can use the from django.test.client import Client to make request.

See here: Test Client

@Secator's answer is prefect as it creates a mock object which is really preferred for a really good unittest. But depending on your purpose, it might be easier to just use Django's test tools.

Use RequestFactory to create a dummy request.

If you are using django test client (from django.test.client import Client) you can access request from response object like this:

from django.test.client import Client

client = Client()
response = client.get(some_url)
request = response.wsgi_request

or if you are using django.TestCase(from django.test import TestCase, SimpleTestCase, TransactionTestCase) you can access client instance in any testcase just by typing self.client:

response = self.client.get(some_url)
request = response.wsgi_request

You can use django test client

from django.test import Client
c = Client()
response ='/login/', {'username': 'john', 'password': 'smith'})
response = c.get('/customer/details/')

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