Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#21462 closed New feature (fixed)

Making assertNumQueries print the list of queries executed on failure

Reported by: Dominic Rodger Owned by: nobody
Component: Testing framework Version: 1.6
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Ready for checkin
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Currently, when assertNumQueries fails, the output is perhaps less helpful than it might be:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/dom/.virtualenvs/kanisa/src/kanisa/kanisa/tests/views/", line 31, in test_kanisa_root_view
    [,,,, ])
  File "/home/dom/.virtualenvs/kanisa/src/kanisa/.tox/py27-1.5.X/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/test/", line 195, in __exit__
    executed, self.num
AssertionError: 5 queries executed, 99 expected

When an assertNumQueries check fails, the first thing I (and I'd guess everyone else too) want to know is what queries ran, so it'd be awesome if an assertNumQueries failure printed the list of queries. Charlie Denton has a blog post describing how he does this (, but I'd like to see this included in Django itself - since it seems generally helpful.

This was discussed on django-developers (!topic/django-developers/8aUL9d9yyzg).

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Tim Graham

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Dominic Rodger

Pull request created -

I'm not sure what kind of testing this needs - I don't want tests to depend on the SQL generated, so for now I've just amended the test for this to check that "Captured queries were" is included in the assertion. That feels a bit limited, so better ideas welcome.

This is my first non-docs contribution to Django, so do let me know if there's anything else that needs doing to get this committed.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Simon Charette

Triage Stage: AcceptedReady for checkin

Test is looking good and the full test suite passes on Py2-3 SQlite3. The added test also passes on PostgreSQL (Py2-3) and MySQL.

Will commit with the minor suggested changes applied.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Simon Charette <charette.s@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In 5cd6477fd6ea31eeb4d281e8e431b7a5fb8038a1:

Fixed #21462 -- Made assertNumQueries print executed queries on failure.

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