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Testmo works with any test automation tool, including the popular Jest unit testing framework for JavaScript. This quickstart guide provides an overview of how to report Jest test automation results to Testmo.

Run Jest & generate XML file

Jest can generate JUnit-style XML files, which has become a standard format to exchange test results between tools. You just need to install the popular jest-junit package. Then simply enable this reporter in your Jest config and configure the output filename:
jest.config.js
{
reporters: [
"default",
["jest-junit", {
outputFile: "results/test-results.xml",
ancestorSeparator: " > ",
}]
]
}
$ jest
This will run your tests with Jest and automatically write all test results to an XML file in the results directory. You can also configure a different directory and set various additional options in your Jest config file. You can learn more about all the available options in the package documentation.

Submit test results to Testmo

To submit your test results to Testmo, you simply use our cross-platform testmo CLI tool. The CLI tool is distributed as an NPM package and is easy to install on any system. Simply install our official @testmo/testmo-cli NPM package:
$ npm install -g @testmo/testmo-cli
$ testmo -h
Usage: testmo [options] [command]
[...]
We can now send the Jest test results to Testmo. To do this, make sure to generate an API key in Testmo from your profile page. The API key is used to authenticate with Testmo to send the results. We can then use the testmo CLI tool so submit our results (note that we first set the TESTMO_TOKEN variable, which the tool expects):
Full example
Single line
Windows
$ export TESTMO_TOKEN=********
$ testmo automation:run:submit \
--instance https://<your-name>.testmo.net \
--project-id 1 \
--name 'Jest test run' \
--source 'unittests' \
--results results/*.xml
If you run this example on a single command line, make sure to remove the backspaces:
$ export TESTMO_TOKEN=********
$ testmo automation:run:submit --instance https://<your-name>.testmo.net --project-id 1 --name 'Jest test run' --source 'unittests' --results results/*.xml
On Windows, the command line uses a slightly different syntax to set a variable:
> set TESTMO_TOKEN=********
> testmo automation:run:submit --instance https://<your-name>.testmo.net --project-id 1 --name 'Jest test run' --source 'unittests' --results results/*.xml
See command output
That's it! 🎉 This will automatically analyze the XML result file, create a new test run in Testmo, submit all tests & results and mark the run as completed. There's no need to manually create any tests, map tests or IDs or build any custom API code. Everything is handled automatically for you.

Bonus: Launch Jest with Testmo CLI

In the above example, we first launched Jest to generate the XML file and then used our CLI tool to submit the results in a second step. As an improvement to the above example, we can ask our CLI tool to launch Jest (testmo then starts and waits for Jest to finish). This has the following additional benefits:
a) Capture full console output and send it to Testmo b) Accurately measure test times c) Record the Jest exit code
Launch Jest with CLI tool

More resources & references

Now that you are familiar with submitting your Jest test results to Testmo, you might also find the following additional examples, topics and references useful for more advanced workflows.