JordyV JordyV - 9 months ago 70
AngularJS Question

Validate ng-pattern in Angular unit test

I have the following piece of HTML which is loaded dynamically with a switch case. There was no need to create separate directives for this, therefore we decided to do it this way.

<li ng-form="form">
<input name="number" type="number" ng-model="selectedCriterion.valueFrom" ng-pattern="selectedCriterion.regexPattern">

with the following unit test

describe('form', function() {
rootScope.selectedCriterion = { regexPattern: '[0-5]+' };

it('allows numbers to be filled in the input field', function() {
var compiledElement = $compile(html)(rootScope);
var form = rootScope.form;
var inputElement = compiledElement.find('input[name="number"]');





What I would like to do is test the ng-pattern in a unit test, not in on e2e test level.
The test fails at the last expectation


It seems that the form cannot validate itself on this level, even though I compile my HTML and call a $digest cycle manually.

What am I doing wrong? Can I validate the form on this level?

Edit: I have intensively searched StackOverflow and Google for answers without success.


I found the problem. Like vbuhlev said, my code worked, but the reason it did not for me in the first place was because I had an extra attribute on my input element that I did not put in the initial post because I thought it was not important. My actual input element had a debounce option:

<input name="number" type="number" ng-model="selectedCriterion.valueFrom" ng-pattern="selectedCriterion.regexPattern" ng-model-options="{debounce: 200}" >

Karma did not take this into account by default, saw that my form was "valid" and just went on. I solved this by flushing any tasks that were still pending with


Shit now runs smooth as fuck!