How do I manage timeouts during the teardown process in Playwright Test?


Managing Timeouts in Teardown with Playwright Test

If your teardown process is taking longer than expected, don't worry! Playwright Test has got you covered.

Setting Timeout for Hooks

You can set a separate timeout for beforeAll and afterAll hooks. Here's how you do it:

test.beforeAll(async ({}, testInfo) => {
  testInfo.setTimeout(10000); // set timeout to 10 seconds

Setting Global Timeout

You can also set a global timeout for the entire test run in the configuration file:

import { PlaywrightTestConfig } from '@playwright/test';

const config: PlaywrightTestConfig = {
  timeout: 10000 // set global timeout to 10 seconds

export default config;

Timeouts for Web-First Assertions

Playwright Test supports timeouts for web-first assertions like expect(locator).toHaveText(). By default, these assertions have a separate timeout of 5 seconds. You can change this timeout by setting expect.timeout in the configuration file.

expect.timeout = 10000; // set timeout to 10 seconds

Remember, timeouts are a great tool to prevent excess resource usage when something goes wrong. But, it's also crucial to optimize your tests so they don't consume unnecessary resources or take too long to complete.

For more tips on writing efficient Playwright Test scripts, check out this blog post. Happy testing!


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