Running and writing tests

Running the tests

You can run the tests with:


This will run all the tests.


If you need to adjust the settings, copy to a new file (like, edit the file, and specify that as the value for the environment variable DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE.

DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=test_settings_local ./

This is helpful if you need to change the value of ES_HOSTS to match the ip address or port that elasticsearch is listening on.

Writing tests

Tests are located in elasticutils/tests/.

We use nose for test utilities and running tests.


If you’re testing things in ElasticUtils that require hitting an Elasticsearch cluster, then you should subclass elasticutils.tests.ESTestCase which has code in it for making things easier.