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How to mock Python functions with Pytest

Posted on: June 8th, 2022 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this post I talk about a nice way to mock functions when developing Python applications and using Pytest.

There are many ways of doing mocking in Python. But in this post I will cover how to do it using a nice library called pytest-mock.

To use pytest-mock, you need to install it using a command


pip install pytest-mock


Say you want to mock a function called is_eligible inside a module called application. You just need to use the mocker fixture which is provided by pytest-mock.

So your function can look as follows.


def test_some_function(mocker):
    mocker.patch('application.is_eligible', return_value=True)
    assert some_func_using_is_eligible() == True


That’s all for now. Till next time, happy software development.



Mocking functions in Python with Pytest Part I. https://www.freblogg.com/pytest-functions-mocking-1