Emma Emma - 8 months ago 38
Java Question

Using Mockito with multiple calls to the same method with the same arguments

Is there a way to have a stubbed method return different objects on subsequent invocations? I'd like to do this to test nondeterminate responses from an

. i.e. to test that irrespective of the return order of the methods, the outcome remains constant.

The code I'm looking to test looks something like this.

// Create an completion service so we can group these tasks together
ExecutorCompletionService<T> completionService =
new ExecutorCompletionService<T>(service);

// Add all these tasks to the completion service
for (Callable<T> t : ts)

// As an when each call finished, add it to the response set.
for (int i = 0; i < calls.size(); i ++) {
try {
T t = completionService.take().get();
// do some stuff that I want to test
} catch (...) { }


You can do that using doAnswer method:

when(someMock.someMethod()).doAnswer(new Answer() {
    private int count = 0;

    public Object answer(InvocationOnMock invocation) {
        if (count++ == 1)
            return 1;

        return 2;