Running Acceptance Tests

Running in Docker

There is selenium-server container with installed Selenium hub and Google Chrome, prepared to run the acceptance tests.

You should run all command mentioned below while logged into your php-fpm container via command:

docker exec -it shopsys-framework-php-fpm sh


For selenium-server to be able to connect to you webserver container and access your application, all domains should have URL set to http://webserver:8000. This is done via parameter %overwrite_domain_url% defined in parameters_test.yml. Everything should be configured for you by default but it is important to keep the domain URL overwriting in mind when dealing with acceptance tests.

If you are logged into your php-fpm container and have the %overwrite_domain_url% parameter properly set, you can run acceptance tests:

php phing tests-acceptance


In this step you were using Phing target tests-acceptance.
More information about what Phing targets are and how they work can be found in Console Commands for Application Management (Phing Targets)

Native installation

For running acceptance tests you need to install Google Chrome browser and download ChromeDriver.

You must choose compatible versions of Google Chrome and ChromeDriver. As Chrome browser has auto-update enabled by default this may require you to update ChromeDriver from time to time.

When installing Shopsys Framework natively, it is important to update parameters in parameters_test.yml:

  • overwrite_domain_url: ~ (disables domain URL overwriting in TEST environment)
  • selenium_server_host:

Installing Google Chrome browser

Download and install Google Chrome browser from

Setting-up ChromeDriver (Selenium WebDriver)

ChromeDriver can be downloaded from:

Extract the executable in your system PATH directory. Alternatively, you can extract it anywhere and just point to the executable from your build/ file. Example:


Running the whole acceptance test suite

After finishing the steps above, running acceptance tests is easy. Just run the following commands (each in a separate terminal):

# run PHP web server
php phing server-run

# run Selenium server
php phing selenium-run

# run acceptance test suite
php phing tests-acceptance


pg_dump is executed internally to enable reverting the test DB to its previous state. You may have to add path of your PostgreSQL installation to the system PATH directory for it to work.


If you interrupt running acceptance tests you may need to delete root file named TEST that is temporarily created to switch application to TEST environment.

Running individual tests

Sometimes you may want to debug individual test without running the whole acceptance test suite (which can take several minutes).

Prepare database dump and switch to TEST environment

# create test database and fill it with demo data and export products to elasticsearch test index
php phing test-db-demo

# create test database dump with current data which will be restored before each test
php phing test-db-dump

# switch application to TEST environment
# on Unix systems (Linux, Mac OSX)
touch TEST
# in Windows CMD

Run individual tests

vendor/bin/codecept run -c build/codeception.yml acceptance tests/ShopBundle/Acceptance/acceptance/OrderCest.php:testOrderCanBeCompleted

Do not forget to run both PHP web server and Selenium server. See Running the whole acceptance test suite.


In Windows CMD you have to use backslashes in the path of the executable: vendor\bin\codecept run ...

Do not forget to restore your original environment afterward

# on Unix systems (Linux, Mac OSX)
# in Windows CMD
del TEST