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How To Disable Test Method using TestNG?

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Test annotation in TestNG has several attributes. We can use “enabled” attribute to ignore / disable certain test methods while executing the Test classes.

The default value for “enabled” is true


The following example shows how to disable test methods using TestNG

Service Class

package com.skilledmonster.example/*** Calculator Service Interface to demonstrate TestNG examples** @author Jagadeesh Motamarri* @version 1.0*/public interface CalculatorService {  int sum(int a, int b);  int multiply(int a, int b);  int div(int a, int b);  int sub(int a, int b);}

Implementation Class

package com.skilledmonster.example;
* Calculator Service implementation class
* @author Jagadeesh Motamarri
* @version 1.0
public class SimpleCalculator implements CalculatorService {
  public int sum(int a, int b) {
return a + b;
  public int multiply(int a, int b) {
return a * b;
  public int div(int a, int b) {
return a / b;
  public int sub(int a, int b) {
return a - b;

Test Class

package com.skilledmonster.example;
import org.testng.Assert;
import org.testng.annotations.BeforeClass;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;
* Calculate Service Test Class to show usage of enabled attribute in @Test annotation
* @author Jagadeesh Motamarri
* @version 1.0
public class DisableTestMethodAnnotation {
  public CalculatorService service;
public void init() {
System.out.println("@BeforeClass: The annotated method will be run before the first test method in the current class is invoked.");
System.out.println("init service");
service = new SimpleCalculator();
  @Test(enabled = false)
public void testSum() {
System.out.println("@Test : testSum()");
int result = service.sum(10, 5);
Assert.assertEquals(result, 15);
public void testDiv() {
System.out.println("@Test : testDiv()");
int result = service.div(10, 5);
Assert.assertEquals(result, 2);
  @Test(enabled = false)
public void testMultiply() {
System.out.println("@Test : testMultiple()");
int result = service.multiply(10, 5);
Assert.assertEquals(result, 50);
public void testSub() {
System.out.println("@Test : testSub()");
int result = service.sub(10, 5);
Assert.assertEquals(result, 5);



As shown in the above test results, only testDiv() and testSub() methods are executed. The methods testSum() and testMultiply() are not executed because “enabled” attribute is set to false.

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