Gasim Gasim - 1 month ago 9
JSON Question

Symfony web test case JSON

How can I run a webtestcase agains an API? The default guide regarding functional tests only give the following command:

$client = static::createClient();
$crawler = $client->request('GET', '/some-url');


The Crawler class is a DOM crawler. I checked the reference for the FrameworkBundle\Client class and I couldn't find a method that will allow me to make a request that returns raw Response. At least that way, I will be able to json_decode the output and do my tests.

What can I use to achieve this?

Answer

After you do $client->request(...) call, you can do $client->getResponse() to get server response.

You can then assert status code and check it's contents, for example:

$client->request('GET', '/my-url');
$response = $client->getResponse();
$this->assertSame(200, $response->getStatusCode());
$responseData = json_decode($response->getContent(), true);
// etc...