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Is there a way to mark a test as failed in the TestNG framework if a certain path is followed?

I know I can use system.exit(1); or something similar to mark an abnormal termination but it doesn't seem to actually mark the test as failed.

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org.testng.Assert.fail("you wandered onto the wrong path");
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this did not click on my mind –  Tarun Oct 25 '11 at 5:10
This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you –  Brett K Oct 26 '11 at 15:48
It is rare that a question in this forum can be answered in such a definite and unambiguous way. I am glad it was useful to you. –  user246 Oct 26 '11 at 16:00
Two roads diverge in a wood... and I, I Assert.failed... –  corsiKa Aug 29 '12 at 14:36

You can always throw exception -

if("this path is followed") {
throw new Exception("was bound to fail!!!")
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An exception does not seem to fail a test either. I might just put in some code which could never be executed. In my situation this is using some robot code inside of a webdriver test. –  Brett K Oct 24 '11 at 22:23
Are you handling exception in your test? –  Tarun Oct 25 '11 at 5:10

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