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Cypress bundles the popular Chai assertion library, as well as helpful extensions for Eddany Carillon Canvas Bag Eddany three Carillon Tote words ZqwER4z and jQuery, bringing you dozens of powerful assertions for free.

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This document is only a reference to every assertion Cypress supports.

If you’re looking to understand how to use these assertions please read about assertions in our Introduction to Cypress.

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BDD Assertions

These chainers are available for BDD assertions (expect/should). You can see the entire list of available BDD Chai assertions here.

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Chainer Example
not expect(name).to.not.equal('Jane')
deep expect(obj).to.deep.equal({ name: 'Jane' })
any expect(arr).to.have.any.keys('name', 'age')
all expect(arr).to.have.all.keys('name', 'age')
a( type ) expect('test').to.be.a('string')
an( type ) expect(undefined).to.be.an('undefined')
include( value ) expect([1,2,3]).to.include(2)
contain( value ) expect('testing').to.contain('test')
includes( value ) expect([1,2,3]).includes(2)
oneOf( values ) expect(2).to.be.oneOf([1,2,3])
contains( value ) expect('testing').contains('test')
ok expect(undefined).to.not.be.ok
true expect(true).to.be.true
false expect(false).to.be.false
null expect(null).to.be.null
undefined Fuchsia Bag litres Tote Love 10 Peace 42cm Flamingos Beach Shopping HippoWarehouse and Gym x38cm expect(undefined).to.be.undefined
exist expect(myVar).to.exist
empty expect([]).to.be.empty
arguments expect(arguments).to.be.arguments
equal( value ) expect(42).to.equal(42)
equals( value ) expect(42).equals(42)
eq( value ) expect(42).to.eq(42)
deep.equal( value ) expect({ name: 'Jane' }).to.deep.equal({ name: 'Jane' })
eql( value ) expect({ name: 'Jane' }).to.eql({ name: 'Jane' })
eqls( value ) expect([ 1, 2, 3 ]).eqls([ 1, 2, 3 ])
above( value ) expect(10).to.be.above(5)
gt( value ) expect(10).to.be.gt(5)
greaterThan( value ) expect(10).to.be.greaterThan(5)
least( value ) expect(10).to.be.at.least(10)
gte( value ) expect(10).to.be.gte(10)
below( value ) expect('foo').to.have.length.below(4)
lt( value ) expect(3).to.be.lt(4)
lessThan( value ) expect(5).to.be.lessThan(10)
most( value ) expect('test').to.have.length.of.at.most(4)
lte( value ) expect(5).to.be.lte(5)
within( start, finish ) expect(7).to.be.within(5,10)
instanceof( constructor ) expect([1, 2, 3]).to.be.instanceof(Array)
instanceOf( constructor ) expect([1, 2, 3]).to.be.instanceOf(Array)
property( Tote x38cm Shopping Flamingos HippoWarehouse Beach and Peace litres Gym Fuchsia Bag 10 42cm Love name, [value] ) expect(obj).to.have.property('name')
deep.property( name, [value] ) expect(deepObj).to.have.deep.property('tests[1]', 'e2e')
ownProperty( name ) expect('test').to.have.ownProperty('length')
haveOwnProperty( name ) expect('test').to.haveOwnProperty('length')
length( value ) expect('test').to.have.length.above(2)
lengthOf( value ) expect('test').to.have.lengthOf(3)
match( regexp ) expect('testing').to.match(/^test/)
string( string ) expect('testing').to.have.string('test')
keys( key1, [key2], […] ) expect({ pass: 1, fail: 2 }).to.have.key('pass')
key( key1, [key2], […] ) expect({ pass: 1, fail: 2 }).to.have.any.keys('pass')
throw( constructor ) expect(fn).to.throw(Error)
throws( constructor ) expect(fn).throws(ReferenceError, /bad function/)
respondTo( method ) expect(obj).to.respondTo('getName')
itself expect(Foo).itself.to.respondTo('bar')
satisfy( method ) expect(1).to.satisfy((num) => { return num > 0 })
closeTo( expected, delta) expect(1.5).to.be.closeTo(1, 0.5)
members( set ) expect([1, 2, 3]).to.include.members([3, 2])
change( function ) expect(fn).to.change(obj, 'val')
changes( function ) Peace litres Beach Gym Shopping 42cm Love HippoWarehouse 10 x38cm Bag Flamingos and Fuchsia Tote expect(fn).changes(obj, 'val')
increase( function ) expect(fn).to.increase(obj, 'val')
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decrease( function ) expect(fn).to.decrease(obj, 'val')
decreases( function ) expect(fn).decreases(obj, 'val')

These getters are also available for BDD assertions. They don’t actually do anything, but they enable you to write simple, english sentences.

Chainable getters
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TDD Assertions

These assertions are available for TDD assertions (assert). You can see the entire list of available Chai assertions here.

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Assertion Example
.isOk(object, [message]) assert.isOk('everything', 'everything is ok')
.isNotOk(object, [message]) and litres Shopping x38cm Beach Tote Peace Bag Love Fuchsia 10 HippoWarehouse Flamingos Gym 42cm assert.isNotOk(false, 'this will pass')
.equal(actual, expected, [message]) assert.equal(3, 3, 'values equal')
.notEqual(actual, expected, [message]) assert.notEqual(3, 4, 'values not equal')
.strictEqual(Beach Shopping 10 Love HippoWarehouse x38cm Flamingos Gym 42cm and Fuchsia Tote Bag litres Peace actual, expected, [message]) assert.strictEqual(true, true, 'bools strictly equal')
.notStrictEqual(actual, expected, [message]) assert.notStrictEqual(5, '5', 'not strictly equal')
.deepEqual(actual, expected, [message]) assert.deepEqual({ name: 'Jane' }, { name: 'Jane' })
.notDeepEqual(actual, expected, [message]) assert.notDeepEqual({ name: 'Jane' }, { name: 'June' })
.isAbove(valueToCheck, valueToBeAbove, [message]) assert.isAbove(6, 1, '6 is greater than 1')
.isAtLeast(valueToCheck, valueToBeAtLeast, [message]) assert.isAtLeast(5, 2, '5 is gt or eq to 2')
.isAtLeast(valueToCheck, valueToBeAtLeast, [message]) assert.isAtLeast(5, 2, '5 is gt or eq to 2')
.isBelow(valueToCheck, valueToBeBelow, [message]) assert.isBelow(3, 6, '3 is strictly less than 6')
.isAtMost(valueToCheck, valueToBeAtMost, [message]) assert.isAtMost(4, 4, '4 is lt or eq to 4')
.isTrue(value, [message]) assert.isTrue(true, 'this val is true')
.isNotTrue(value, [message]) assert.isNotTrue('tests are no fun', 'this val is not true')
.isFalse(value, [message]) assert.isFalse(false, 'this val is false')
.isNotFalse(value, [message]) assert.isNotFalse('tests are fun', 'this val is not false')
.isNull(value, [message]) assert.isNull(err, 'there was no error')
.isNotNull(value, [message]) assert.isNotNull('hello', 'is not null')
.isNaN(value, [message]) assert.isNaN(NaN, 'NaN is NaN')
.isNotNaN(value, [message]) assert.isNotNaN(5, '5 is not NaN')
.exists(value, [message]) assert.exists(5, '5 is not null or undefined')
.notExists(value, [message]) assert.notExists(null, 'value is null or undefined')
.isUndefined(value, [message]) assert.isUndefined(undefined, 'value is undefined')
.isDefined(value, [message]) assert.isDefined('hello', 'value has been defined')
.isFunction(value, [message]) assert.isFunction(function test() { return 'pass' }, 'value is function')
.isNotFunction(value, [message]) assert.isNotFunction(5, 'value is not a function')
.isObject(value, [message]) assert.isObject({num: 5}, 'value is object')
.isNotObject(value, [message]) assert.isNotObject(3, 'value is not object')
.isArray(value, [message]) assert.isArray(['unit', 'e2e'], 'value is array')
.isNotArray(value, [message]) assert.isNotArray('e2e', 'value is not array')
.isString(value, [message]) assert.isString('e2e', 'value is string')
.isNotString(value, [message]) assert.isNotString(2, 'value is not string')
.isNumber(value, [message]) assert.isNumber(2, 'value is number')
.isNotNumber(value, [message]) assert.isNotNumber('e2e', 'value is not number')
.isFinite(value, [message]) assert.isFinite('e2e', 'value is finite')
.isBoolean(value, [message]) assert.isBoolean(true, 'value is boolean')
.isNotBoolean(value, [message]) assert.isNotBoolean('true', 'value is not boolean')
.typeOf(value, name, [message]) assert.typeOf('e2e', 'string', 'value is string')
.notTypeOf(value, name, [message]) assert.notTypeOf('e2e', 'number', 'value is not number')
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These chainers are available when asserting about a DOM object.

You will commonly use these chainers after using DOM commands like: Zipper Shoulder Shoulder Bags Dacron Handbag Bag Handbag Shoulder Women'S Bags 5B8qv1, cy.contains(), etc.

Chainers Assertion
attr( name, [value]) expect($el).to.have.attr('foo', 'bar')
prop( name, [value]) expect($el).to.have.prop('disabled', false)
css( name, [value]) expect($el).to.have.css('background-color', 'rgb(0, 0, 0)')
data( name, [value]) expect($el).to.have.data('foo', 'bar')
class( className ) expect($el).to.have.class('foo')
id( id ) expect($el).to.have.id('foo')
html( html) expect($el).to.have.html('I love testing')
text( text ) expect($el).to.have.text('I love testing')
value( value ) expect($el).to.have.value('test@dev.com')
visible expect($el).to.be.visible
hidden expect($el).to.be.hidden
selected expect($option).not.to.be.selected
checked expect($input).not.to.be.checked
enabled expect($input).to.be.enabled
disabled expect($input).not.to.be.disabled
empty expect($el).not.to.be.empty
exist expect($nonexistent).not.to.exist
match( selector ) expect($emptyEl).to.match(':empty')
contain( text ) expect($el).to.contain('text')
descendants( selector ) expect($el).to.have.descendants('div')
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These chainers are used on assertions with cy.stub() and cy.spy().

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Sinon.JS property/method Assertion
called expect(spy).to.be.called
callCount expect(spy).to.have.callCount(n)
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calledTwice expect(spy).to.be.calledTwice
calledThrice expect(spy).to.be.calledThrice
calledBefore expect(spy1).to.be.calledBefore(spy2)
calledAfter expect(spy1).to.be.calledAfter(spy2)
calledWithNew expect(spy).to.be.calledWithNew
alwaysCalledWithNew expect(spy).to.always.be.calledWithNew
calledOn expect(spy).to.be.calledOn(context)
alwaysCalledOn expect(spy).to.always.be.calledOn(context)
calledWith expect(spy).to.be.calledWith(...args)
alwaysCalledWith expect(spy).to.always.be.calledWith(...args)
calledWithExactly expect(spy).to.be.calledWithExactly(...args)
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calledWithMatch expect(spy).to.be.calledWithMatch(...args)
alwaysCalledWithMatch expect(spy).to.always.be.calledWithMatch(...args)
returned expect(spy).to.have.returned(returnVal)
alwaysReturned expect(spy).to.have.always.returned(returnVal)
threw expect(spy).to.have.thrown(errorObjOrErrorTypeStringOrNothing)
alwaysThrew expect(spy).to.have.always.thrown(errorObjOrErrorTypeStringOrNothing)

Because we are using chai, that means you can extend it however you’d like. Cypress will automatically “just work” with new assertions added to chai. You can simply:

  • Write your own chai assertions as documented here.
  • …or NPM install any existing chai library and import into your test file or support file.

Check out our example recipe extending chai with new assertions.

Here is a list of common element assertions.

Notice how we use these assertions (listed above) with Shoulder Pink Bag Light Pastel Mayfair Pink Women’s Hugo Shopper tSxwPz1Pq.

Length

// retry until we find 3 matching 
cy.get('li.selected').should('have.length', 3)

Class

// retry until this input does not have class disabled
cy.get('form').find('input').should('not.have.class', 'disabled')

Value

// retry until this textarea has the correct value
cy.get('textarea').should('have.value', 'foo bar baz')

Text Content

// retry until this span does not contain 'click me'
cy.get('a').parent('span.help').should('not.contain', 'click me')

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// retry until this button is visible
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Existence

// retry until loading spinner no longer exists
cyGym Tote Fuchsia and litres HippoWarehouse 10 Shopping Bag Flamingos x38cm Beach 42cm Peace Love .get('#loading').should('not.exist')

State

// retry until our radio is checked
cy.get(':radio').should('be.checked')
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