I have a suite which consists of 2 test cases. When I run this suite, the results should be 1 passed and 1 failed.

When I am trying to run the failed test cases through TestNG-failed.xml file, it is executing the both testcases instead of failed test case. I referred the TestNG-failed.xml which is having the both passed and failed test cases mentioned under the test tag.

I want to execute only failed test cases. Please help me to do this.

  • What test framework do you use? Please provide more and accurate info.
    – masood ghz
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 14:49
  • I am using testng+maven+selenium webdriver
    – QAMember
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 4:58
  • can you add a copy of your TestNG-failed.xml? It sounds like it may be malformed. If, for example you misnamed a class to run, the default behavior is to run all classes/methods.
    – ECiurleo
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 14:22
  • Is your failed test case depending on any other method?
    – Robben
    Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 19:52

3 Answers 3


You can use the IRetryAnalyzer interface provided by testng for this. Using this you can retry your failed test cases multiple times till it passes. In the below example Ithe max retry count is set to 1.

public class Retry implements IRetryAnalyzer{

    int retryCount =0;

    int maxRetryCount = 1;

    public boolean retry(ITestResult result) {

        // TODO Auto-generated method stub

        if(retryCount < maxRetryCount){

                System.out.println("Retrying test with "+result.getName()+" with status "+



                return true;


        return false;


    public String getResultStatusName(int status){

        String resultName = null;


            resultName ="SUCCESS";


            resultName = "FAILURE";


            resultName = "SKIP";

        return resultName;



public class RetryListner implements IAnnotationTransformer{

    public void transform(ITestAnnotation annotation, Class testClass,

            Constructor testConstructor, Method testMethod) {

        // TODO Auto-generated method stub

        IRetryAnalyzer analyzer = annotation.getRetryAnalyzer();

        if(analyzer ==null){





And add the listener to the testng.xml




your TestNG-failed.xml can be formed similar to the following to run specific (subset of) tests

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE suite SYSTEM "http://testng.org/testng-1.0.dtd" >
<suite name="webapp-webdriver" verbose="8" data-provider-thread-count="7" parallel="tests" thread-count="7">

    <test name="webapp-webdriver" preserve-order="true">    
        <parameter name="browser" value="firefox"/>
            <class name="org.your.pagetests.ClassName">
                    <include name="TestName"/>
                    <include name="TestName2"/>

please follow this url in which You have to refresh the Project and then you can see for faild.xml file right click on that re run the fail test. http://www.softwaretestingmaterial.com/run-failed-test-cases-using-testng/

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