public void setUp(String folderName) {

public void tearDown() {

When I run the above test case using maven

 mvn path/to/pom.xml clean -Dtest=HerveLeger test

It's giving following exception

setUp(com.hb.MFA.HerveLeger)  Time elapsed: 0.359 sec  <<< FAILURE!
Parameter 'folderName' is required by @Configuration on method setUp_HerveLeger but has not been marked @Optional or defined

at org.testng.internal.Parameters.createParameters(Parameters.java:155)
at org.testng.internal.Parameters.createParameters(Parameters.java:358)
at org.testng.internal.Parameters.createConfigurationParameters(Parameters.java:86)
at org.testng.internal.Invoker.invokeConfigurations(Invoker.java:199)
at org.testng.internal.Invoker.invokeConfigurations(Invoker.java:138)
at org.testng.internal.TestMethodWorker.invokeBeforeClassMethods(TestMethodWorker.java:175)
at org.testng.internal.TestMethodWorker.run(TestMethodWorker.java:107)
at org.testng.TestRunner.privateRun(TestRunner.java:767)
at org.testng.TestRunner.run(TestRunner.java:617)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.runTest(SuiteRunner.java:348)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.runSequentially(SuiteRunner.java:343)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.privateRun(SuiteRunner.java:305)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.run(SuiteRunner.java:254)
at org.testng.SuiteRunnerWorker.runSuite(SuiteRunnerWorker.java:52)
at org.testng.SuiteRunnerWorker.run(SuiteRunnerWorker.java:86)
at org.testng.TestNG.runSuitesSequentially(TestNG.java:1224)
at org.testng.TestNG.runSuitesLocally(TestNG.java:1149)
at org.testng.TestNG.run(TestNG.java:1057)
at org.apache.maven.surefire.testng.TestNGExecutor.run(TestNGExecutor.java:115)
at org.apache.maven.surefire.testng.TestNGDirectoryTestSuite.executeSingleClass(TestNGDirectoryTestSuite.java:129)
at org.apache.maven.surefire.testng.TestNGDirectoryTestSuite.execute(TestNGDirectoryTestSuite.java:113)
at org.apache.maven.surefire.testng.TestNGProvider.invoke(TestNGProvider.java:111)
at org.apache.maven.surefire.booter.ForkedBooter.invokeProviderInSameClassLoader(ForkedBooter.java:203)
at org.apache.maven.surefire.booter.ForkedBooter.runSuitesInProcess(ForkedBooter.java:155)
at org.apache.maven.surefire.booter.ForkedBooter.main(ForkedBooter.java:103)

Here it is my TestNG.xml file

<test name="TEST NAME"> 
    <parameter name="folderName" value="TEstName"></parameter> 
        <class name="com.org.Test" />

Please help me any one to solve this issue

2 Answers 2

Parameter 'folderName' is required by @Configuration on method setUp_HerveLeger but has not been marked @Optional or defined

It says it right in the exception description. You need to define a parameter in you're TestNG XML file or provide an optional value.

public void setUp(@Optional("Insert folder name here or leave empty") String folderName) {

It is explained clearly in the TestNG Documentation: TestNG Parameters

Example TestNG.xml

<suite name="testSuiteNameHere">
<parameter name="folderName" value="SomeValue"/>
  • Hello @CodeBreaker, I have tried your solution, Now it is not throwing any exception but it always taking the "Insert folder name here or leave empty" value instead of folderName
    – QAMember
    Mar 16, 2016 at 5:21
  • @QAMember per TestNG docs "If no parameter is found in your testng.xml file, your test method will receive the default value specified inside the @ Optional annotation." You need to define a folder name parameter in your TestNG Xml file Mar 16, 2016 at 5:25
  • Yes I have defined the parameter attribute with its value in TestNG.xml file
    – QAMember
    Mar 16, 2016 at 6:27
  • There must be a config error or typo somewhere if it isn't picking it up. Make sure your maven config is registering the xml file or it is being passed correctly via command line Mar 16, 2016 at 20:16

try this

mvn path/to/pom.xml clean -Dtest={testname} -DfolderName=HerveLeger test

Also you can try, removing @parameters and add simple java call


and pass it with


thourgh maven goal

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