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TestNG Dependency Test: Single Test Method Dependency

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Dependency is a feature in TestNG that allows a test method to depend on a single or a group of test methods. This will help in executing a set of tests to be executed before a test method.

The dependency on a test method is configured for a test by providing the dependent test method name to the attributedependsOnMethods while using the Test annotation.

The following example shows a test class where one test method depends on another test method of the same class.


package com.skilledmonster.example;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;
* Example to demonstrate TestNG dependency method execution
* @author Jagadeesh Motamarri
* @version 1.0
public class SingleDependencyTest {
public void start() {
System.out.println("Starting the server");
@Test(dependsOnMethods = { "start" })
public void process() {
System.out.println("Processing the data!");
@Test(dependsOnMethods = { "process" })
public void stop() {
System.out.println("Stopping the server");


As seen in the above output, process() method is not executed before start() method and stop() method is not being executed before process() method.


[GitHub] https://github.com/skilledmonster/TestNG_Examples/tree/master/Single_Dependency_Test_Example 

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