2.12. Use mongomock for testing

mongomock is a package to do just what the name implies, mocking a mongo database.

To use with mongoengine, simply specify mongomock when connecting with mongoengine:

connect('mongoenginetest', host='mongomock://localhost')
conn = get_connection()

or with an alias:

connect('mongoenginetest', host='mongomock://localhost', alias='testdb')
conn = get_connection('testdb')

2.12.1. Example of test file:

import unittest
from mongoengine import connect, disconnect

class Person(Document):
    name = StringField()

class TestPerson(unittest.TestCase):

    def setUpClass(cls):
        connect('mongoenginetest', host='mongomock://localhost')

    def tearDownClass(cls):

    def test_thing(self):
        pers = Person(name='John')

        fresh_pers = Person.objects().first()
        assert fresh_pers.name ==  'John'