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Sqlness Test


SQL is an important user interface for GreptimeDB. We have a separate test suite for it (named sqlness).

Sqlness manual

Case file

Sqlness has three types of file

  • .sql: test input, SQL only
  • .result: expected test output, SQL and its results
  • .output: different output, SQL and its results

Both .result and .output are output (execution result) files. The difference is that .result is the the standard (expected) output, and .output is the error output. Therefore, if you see .output files generated, it means this test gets a different result and indicates it fails. You should check change logs to solve the problem.

You only need to write test SQL in .sql file, and run the test. On the first run it produces an .output file because there is no .result to compare with. If you can make sure the content in .output is correct, you can rename it to .result, which means it is the expected output.

And at any time there should only be two file types, .sql and .result -- otherwise, an existing .output file means your test fails. That's why we should not ignore .output file type in .gitignore, instead, track it and make sure it doesn't exist.

Case organization

The root dir of input cases is tests/cases. It contains several sub-directories stand for different test modes. E.g., standalone/ contains all the tests to run under greptimedb standalone start mode.

Under the first level of sub-directory (e.g. the cases/standalone), you can organize your cases as you like. Sqlness walks through every file recursively and runs them.

Run the test

Unlike other tests, this harness is in a binary target form. You can run it with

cargo run --bin sqlness-runner
cargo run --bin sqlness-runner

It automatically finishes the following procedures: compile GreptimeDB, start it, grab tests and feed it to the server, then collect and compare the results. You only need to check whether there are new .output files. If not, congratulations, the test is passed 🥳!

Run a specific test

cargo sqlness -t your_test
cargo sqlness -t your_test

If you specify a second argument, only test cases containing the specified string in their names will be executed. Sqlness also supports filtering based on environment. The filter is accepted as a regex string and the case name will be examined in the format of env:case.