user3481997 user3481997 - 5 days ago 4x
AngularJS Question

How to unit test module with provider dependencies?

I have an existing angular app. Now I want to start with some unit tests. I use jasmine and karma to test my services.
My problem is that I am not able to test a service with the $stateProvider dependency.
What I am using:
- angularjs 1.5.8
- angular mocks 1.5.8

My code:

angular.module('starter.start', []).config(function ($stateProvider) {
// ...
}).factory('MyService', function() {
// ...

The test:

describe('MyServiceSpec', function() {
var MyService;
beforeEach(inject(function(_MyService_) {
MyService= _MyService_;

it('should exist', function() {

I get the error
Unknown provider: $stateProvider
In my research I found out that I need to do something with
but I am not sure how to do this.


you need to add $stateProvider in your config file

next you need to inject ui.router before your main app


and then you need to call service