[development] Simpletest Conundrum

Darren Oh darrenoh at sidepotsinternational.com
Mon Dec 1 19:44:12 UTC 2014

Standard practice is to create a hidden test module. https://www.drupal.org/node/302577

On Dec 1, 2014, at 2:19 PM, Jeff Greenberg wrote:

> In Drupal 7, I have a requirement to simpletest a functional group of methods... one test comprised of about 1800 subtest permutations. 
> The issue I have is that these are back-end functions with no UI interaction, yet simpletest unit test, from what I read, does not provide the functionality for accessing the db, creating test tables and data, etc.
> Do I fudge it by having a menu callback, or by having an admin page with a button if necessary, so that I can webtest, or do I manually include db.inc, etc. so that I can access the db, (though I think it would need to be much dirtier than that)?

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