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One of the limitations of Salesforce unit tests is that they do not make web service call-outs. So, how do you satisfy unit testing requirements for any apex code that does web service call-outs?  You have two options.

Option 1: Programmatically generate a mock call-out

In the following example, a class which implements HttpCalloutMock is used to create a fake response:

HttpMockCalloutYour unit test code will then invoke the test class and use the setMock method to call the test code, such as the following:

Test.setMock(HttpCalloutMock.class, new HttpCalloutMockImpl());

Option 2: Use a static resource to upload a fake response

In the next example, an XML file named mockResponse was created and uploaded to Salesforce as a static resource. The following code could be used in your unit test to load the XML file and create a mock response:


In a previous post, I included notes from the premier training about Unit Testing. I recently viewed Podcasts of the Spring 2013 class, Apex programming on the platform and took some additional notes about testing. This post is a portion of those notes.

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