Test callback function with jest

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I'm trying to test a function with a callback inside. I set up a mock function, but I also need to test a callback.

I've tried to separate it as another mock function, but it doesn't counted as covered.

Function I'm trying to test:

export const checkDescription = async page => {
    const metaDescription = await page.$eval(
      description => description.getAttribute("content")
    return metaDescription;

I've mocked the page function :

const page = {
  $eval: jest.fn(() => "Value")

my test :

test("Should return description", async () => {
  expect(await checkDescription(page)).toBe("Value"); 

I've tried to separate description :

const description = {
  getAttribute: jest.fn(() => "Value")

but I don't think that it's a correct way to cover description inside $eval.

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brian-lives-outdoors On Best Solutions

You're close!

The description arrow function is passed to your page.$eval mock function so you can use mockFn.mock.calls to retrieve it.

Once you've retrieved it, you can call it directly to test it and get full code coverage:

test("Should return description", async () => {
  expect(await checkDescription(page)).toBe("Value");  // Success!
  expect(page.$eval).toHaveBeenCalled();  // Success!

  const description = page.$eval.mock.calls[0][1];  // <= get the description arrow function
  const getAttributeMock = jest.fn(() => 'mock content');
  expect(description({ getAttribute: getAttributeMock })).toBe('mock content');  // Success!
  expect(getAttributeMock).toHaveBeenCalledWith('content');  // Success!
  // Success!  checkDescription now has full code coverage