RubyNoob RubyNoob - 1 year ago 112
Python Question

Fixture not loading in Django

Settings.py:

import os

# Build paths inside the project like this: os.path.join(BASE_DIR, ...)
BASE_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))

FIXTURE_DIRS = (
os.path.join(BASE_DIR, '/deals/fixtures/'),
)


test_deals.py:

import unittest
from deals.models import Retailer
import django.test

class TestRetailer(django.test.TestCase):

def setUp(self):
fixtures = ['deals_test_data.json']
self.bestbuy = Retailer(Retailer.objects.get(pk=1))

def test_name(self):
self.assertEqual(self.bestbuy.name, 'Best Buy US')


Project structure:

project
- deals
- fixtures
- deals_test_data.json
- tests
- test_deals.py


Error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/danny/PycharmProjects/askarby/deals/tests/test_deals.py", line 10, in setUp
self.bestbuy = Retailer(Retailer.objects.get(pk=1))
File "/home/danny/.virtualenvs/AskArby/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/manager.py", line 85, in manager_method
return getattr(self.get_queryset(), name)(*args, **kwargs)
File "/home/danny/.virtualenvs/AskArby/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/query.py", line 380, in get
self.model._meta.object_name
deals.models.DoesNotExist: Retailer matching query does not exist.

Destroying test database for alias 'default'...

Process finished with exit code 1


I've tried not using FIXTURES_DIR but instead using fixtures=['../deals_test_data.jason']. I've tried removing the slashes at the front and back of the string in my FIXTURES_DIR. No joy.

How can I make my fixtures load?

Answer Source

The fixtures were loading, but my code to retrieve the object must have been off. This nailed it:

import unittest
from django.test import TestCase
from deals.models import Retailer

class TestRetailer(TestCase):

    fixtures = ['deals_test_data.json']

    def test_loaded(self):
        s = Retailer.objects.get(pk=1)
        self.assertEquals(s.name, "Best Buy US")
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