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SetUp getting called for every test method

Adam Teg
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I have a junit test class. For everymethod I test it seems to call the SetUp method. How can I prevent this?
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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Originally posted by James Steblay:
I have a junit test class. For everymethod I test it seems to call the SetUp method. How can I prevent this?
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That's how JUnit works. The tests are designed to be independent. What is the problem with setUp() getting called for each test?


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Adam Teg
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I load files in that method and I don't want to do it every time.

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Ilja Preuss
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Accessing the file system typically isn't a very good idea for a unit test. You might want to consider alternatives.

If you really have to, the easiest solution would be to use JUnit 4.x and make use of the @BeforeClass annotation (if you are using Java 5 or later).


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