YiiBridge extension

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dev-master 2014-11-17 18:04 UTC

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Codeception <=> Yii Bridge

Wrapper classes required to run Yii functional tests with Codeception. Does not provide a smooth integration (yet). For now use for your own pain and risk.


Yii1 framework was not designed for functional testing. This bridge classes include components that override standart Yii components to be testable. The most common issues with Yii functional tests are usage headers, cookies functions in PHP code, which produce errors on testing. Also usage of exit directive might even stop test execution completely.


php composer.phar require "codeception/codeception:*"
php composer.phar update
  • Bootstrap Codeception to protected/tests
./vendor/bin/codecept bootstrap protected/tests
  • And set up Yii1 module.



// Definitions
defined('DS') or define('DS', DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR);
defined('YII_DEBUG') or define('YII_DEBUG',true);
defined('YII_TRACE_LEVEL') or define('YII_TRACE_LEVEL',3);

// Load the config files
$config = require __DIR__.DS.'protected'.DS.'config'.DS.'test.php';

// Load Yii and Composer extensions
require_once __DIR__.DS.'vendor'.DS.'yiisoft'.DS.'yii'.DS.'framework'.DS.'yii.php';
require_once __DIR__.DS.'vendor'.DS.'autoload.php';

// Return for Codeception
return array(
    'class' => 'CWebApplication',
    'config' => $config,


actor: Dev
    tests: protected/tests
    log: protected/tests/_log
    data: protected/tests/_data
    helpers: protected/tests/_helpers
    bootstrap: _bootstrap.php
    colors: true
    memory_limit: 1024M
    log: true
    debug: true
    enabled: [PhpBrowser, WebHelper, TestHelper, Yii1]
            url: http://localhost:8234
            appPath: test.php
            url: http://localhost:8234/test.php

  • Install YiiBridge via Composer
php composer.phar require " "codeception/yii-bridge:dev-master""
php composer.phar update
  • Modify your protected/config/test.php configuration file to use the CodeceptionHttpRequest class instead of CHttpRequest
<?php return array(

    'components' => array(


        'request' => array(
            'class' => 'CodeceptionHttpRequest'

  • Done! Use codeception normally to generate at run tests

Important Notes

This bridge is far from complete. It might not suit your project as well. So any contributions are welcome. If you feel like you need to customize any of provided classes - please do that.

Known Issues and Roadmap

  • Sessions -> triggers php error
  • Forwards -> triggers php error
  • CLocale -> triggers error
  • Http Codes
  • WebApplication->end -> triggers exit directive


Initial version created by Ragazzo.