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Functional tests fail

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Shane Garelja

Community Member, 18 Posts

9 March 2011 at 10:48pm


I'm trying to write some functional tests but am having an issue getting a valid page back when using Director::test(). All I get is a 404 - page not found.

I have a simple test that calls:

$response1 = Director::test('contact/');
Debug::show("<!-- START ".$response1->getBody()." END -->");

The debug output shows HTML for the 404 page... so my test obviously fails because the HTML code I'm asserting to validate the page loaded properly is absent.

What am I missing here?


Forum Moderator, 5522 Posts

11 March 2011 at 5:54pm

Is your contact page in your yaml file. Tests run in a 'new' database and not your sites database so any pages you have setup via the CMS won't be there.

Shane Garelja

Community Member, 18 Posts

11 March 2011 at 6:08pm

Ahhh - yep. That's what I'm missing :) Thanks Will! Much appreciated.


Community Member, 26 Posts

31 May 2016 at 1:19pm

For anyone else that had an issue similar to this that presents with 404 errors with functional tests

Your pages are not published. The solution is to publish all your pages, or use the draft pages with this call