How to test Exception handler with mockito without a real controller call (Spring)

I have a Controller

@RequestMapping(value = "something/{year}", method = RequestMethod.GET)
public MyObject get(@PathVariable("year") int year throws MyException {
    return myService.get(year);

If the year is not correct, it's gonna throw an error and this error is caught by my ErrorInterceptor class

@ExceptionHandler(value = {MyException.class})
protected ResponseEntity<Object> handleMyException(MyException ex, WebRequest request) {
    ResponseEntity<Object> res = handleExceptionInternal(ex, ex.getMessage(), new HttpHeaders(), HttpStatus.INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR, request);
    ResponseEntity<Object> response = getMyResponse((ServletWebRequest) request, res);
    return response;

The method getMyResponse creates an object with customed error message (path, code error, etc.) My question is how can I test it with Mockito without making a real call of the controller. I've tested with MockMvcBuilders.standaloneSetup(controller) .setControllerAdvice(myInterceptor).build() but it's always null (I don't want to make a real call).

I also tried adding Mockito.when and Mockity.verify to fake the call but I can't get retrieve the path and stuff...

1 answer

  • answered 2022-05-04 14:53 EricSchaefer

    If you just want to know if the interceptor is returning the correct response, you could create a class which is extenting the interceptor and provides an public wrapper method for handleMyException. Then you instantiate that new class, call the wrapper and assert on the returned response.

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