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I have a Spring-Boot application where the default properties are set in an application.properties file in the classpath (src/main/resources/application.properties).

I would like to override some default settings in my JUnit test with properties declared in a test.properties file (src/test/resources/test.properties)

I usualy have a dedicated Config Class for my Junit Tests, e.g.

package foo.bar.test;

import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.EnableAutoConfiguration;

import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;

import org.springframework.context.annotation.Import;

@Configuration

@Import(CoreConfig.class)

@EnableAutoConfiguration

public class TestConfig {

}

I first thought that using @PropertySource("classpath:test.properties") in the TestConfig class would do the trick, but these properties will not overwrite the application.properties settings (see Spring-Boot Reference Doc - 23. Externalized Configuration).

Then I tried to use -Dspring.config.location=classpath:test.properties when invoking the test. That was successful - but I don't want to set this system property for each test execution. Thus I put it in the code

@Configuration

@Import(CoreConfig.class)

@EnableAutoConfiguration

public class TestConfig {

  static {

    System.setProperty("spring.config.location", "classpath:test.properties");

  }

}

which unfortunatly was again not successful.

There must be a simple solution on how to override application.properties settings in JUnit tests with test.properties that I must have overlooked.

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You can also use meta-annotations to externalize the configuration. For example:

@RunWith(SpringJUnit4ClassRunner.class)

@DefaultTestAnnotations

public class ExampleApplicationTests { 

   ...

}

@Retention(RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME)

@Target(ElementType.TYPE)

@SpringApplicationConfiguration(classes = ExampleApplication.class)

@TestPropertySource(locations="classpath:test.properties")

public @interface DefaultTestAnnotations { }

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