Function is not calling mocked constructor in Jest test

I have a setup similar to this question but the partial mocking answer is not working for me.

I have a file ‘FiscalYear.jsx’ which contains a class FiscalYear and a few related non-class functions eg

export class FiscalYear {
    constructor(fy) { //does stuff }
    // other functionality

export function getFY(offset) {
    // does stuff
    return new FiscalYear(fy);

I want my Jest test for the getFY function to simply check that the FiscalYear constructor was called with the right parameter. I used partial mocking in my test file to accomplish this:

import { FiscalYear, getFY } from '../FiscalYear';

jest.mock('../FiscalYear', () => {
    const originalModule = require.requireActual('../FiscalYear');
    return {
        FiscalYear: jest.fn().mockImplementation((a) => { })

test("getFY", () => {

I’ll update the toHaveBeenCalled to toBeCalledWith once I make it actually call the function. However currently the test fails with


    Expected number of calls: >= 1
    Received number of calls:    0

I put a console.log in the real constructor and confirmed that the getFY function is calling that instead of the mock constructor.

How to get this working? Is it a bad design to have these both in the same file? Totally new to JavaScript so if this is bad practice please let me know.

Source: React – Stack Overflow

October 1, 2021
Category : News
Tags: javascript | jestjs | mocking | reactjs

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