How to test delete api in laravel?

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by domenico , in category: PHP Frameworks , 25 days ago

How to test delete api in laravel?

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by brandy , 24 days ago

@domenico 

To test a delete API in Laravel, you can use Laravel's built-in testing capabilities and PHPUnit. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to test a delete API in Laravel:

  1. Create a test case class: First, create a test case class that extends Laravel's TestCase class. You can create this class in the tests/Feature directory of your Laravel application.
  2. Write a test method: Within your test case class, write a test method that will test your delete API. For example, you can create a method named testDeleteMethod that sends a DELETE request to your API endpoint.
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public function testDeleteMethod()
{
    $response = $this->delete('/api/items/1');

    $response->assertStatus(200)
        ->assertJson([
            'message' => 'Item deleted successfully'
        ]);
}


  1. Make a DELETE request: In the test method, use Laravel's testing methods to make a DELETE request to the desired API endpoint. In the example above, we are sending a DELETE request to the /api/items/1 endpoint.
  2. Assert the response: After sending the DELETE request, use Laravel's testing methods to assert the response. In the example above, we are asserting that the response status code is 200 and that the response JSON contains a message indicating that the item was deleted successfully.
  3. Run the test: Finally, run the test using PHPUnit. You can do this by running the following command in your terminal:
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php artisan test


This will run all the tests in your Laravel application, including the test for the delete API.


By following these steps, you can effectively test a delete API in Laravel to ensure that it is working as expected.