Converting test reports to JUnit format

Dealing with custom test report formats

The Launchable CLI typically expects test reports to use the JUnit report format when passed into the launchable record tests command. This is the de facto test report format that is supported by many build/test/CI tools. However, if yours does not support this format, you must convert your reports into the JUnit report format.

This page and this page are probably the best-annotated examples of the JUnit report format. Launchable uses the following information:

Must have

  • <testsuites><testsuite><testcase> are the structural elements that matter

    • Their name and classname attributes are used to identify test names

  • For a failed/errored/skipped test case, <testcase> element must have a nested <failure><error>, or <skipped> child element, respectively

  • While not documented in the pages linked above, file or filepath attributes on structural elements that point to the test source file path are required for file-based test runner support, most notably the `file` profile for unsupported test runnersone you will most likely use if you are on this page!

  • time attribute on structural elements that indicates how long a test took to run (in seconds)

Nice to have

  • <system-out><system-err> that captures output from tests, preferably at the level of <testcase>

  • timestamp attribute on structural elements that indicate when a test has run, preferably on <testcase>


Here's a bare-bones example of a test report that works with Launchable:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<testsuite time='0.050425' name="UserTest" timestamp="2020-11-18T19:22:24+09:00">
  <testcase time='0.025175' file="test/models/user_test.rb" name="test_should_save_user_with_name">
  <testcase time='0.025250' file="test/models/user_test.rb" name="test_should_not_save_user_without_name">

Another one from Maven+Java+JUnit. This is not a file-based test runner, so the format is slightly different:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<testsuite name="foo.FooTest" time="0">
  <testcase name="foo.FooTest.test3" classname="foo.FooTest" time="0.001">
    <failure type="java.lang.RuntimeException">java.lang.RuntimeException
    at foo.FooTest.test3(
  <testcase name="foo.FooTest.test1" classname="foo.FooTest" time="0.001"/>
  <testcase name="foo.FooTest.test2" classname="foo.FooTest" time="0.003"/>