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How to - Unit Test the JavaScript in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Using XrmPage-Mock Framework

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Automated Unit Testing is has now become one of the most important aspects of any project implementation. Unit Testing makes sure that code works as expected and also if there are any changes or any new functionality is implemented, running unit test makes sure that code is still behaving properly and addition of changes hasn’t broken it.

In this article we will cover unit testing CRM’s JavaScript in Microsoft dynamics 365 services, through the use of XrmPage-Mock framework.

Download it from the below location.

XrmPage-Mock as the name implies mocks the XrmPage object and it functions.

To get started, create a blank ASP.NET Web Application.

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Select the Empty template.

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Along with XrmPage-Mock we will be using QUnit, JavaScript Unit testing framework.

It can be used to test JQuery based projects along with generic JavaScript code.

Download the latest version.

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Create a new Script and CSS folder in the solution to add the Qunit and XrmPage-Mock libraries

Also add 2 JavaScript file one which needs to be tested i.e. Contact.js and other is the test file i.e. Test_Contact.js, along with a HTML page used for test results as shown below.

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Below is the sample of JavaScript script that we are going to unit test.

Based on gender code, we are showing and hiding the birthdate field on the form.

Contact.js file

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Below is our Test File. It mocks the attributes used and then calls the function.

Test_Contact.js file

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Below is the HTML page which will display the test result.

Add all the required css and js files along with the DIV as shown below.

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Open the page in the browser to check the Test Results

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In this article we saw how easy it is to mock XrmPage using XrmPage-Mock library and then use JavaScript Testing Framework like QUnit to be up and running in no time. While doing testing it may useful to any software testing company.

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