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Optimize tests with Setup & Teardown methods

automationbro profile image Automation Bro ・2 min read

In this post, we will learn how we can use SeleniumBase Setup & Teardown methods to optimize our tests even further. If you are not familiar with setup & teardown concepts, essentially, it allows you to run certain steps before and after your actual test.

So, when you run the Setup method, it will trigger the steps BEFORE your test will run and the TearDown will run the steps AFTER your test has finished.

Setup Method

The setup method will run the steps before each of your tests. Let’s take a look at the sample code below –

setup code

Typically, you would use your setup method for any repetitive code between your tests such as opening the page, test data creation, or log in.


TearDown method

The tearDown method will run the steps after each of your tests has finished running. Let’s take a look at the sample code below –

teardown code

Typically, you would use the tearDown method for actions such as taking screenshots after the test has finished running, logging some data, or for Logout.


Check out the video below to learn more about the Setup & TearDown methods using Selenium Python –


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