I am trying to override the test case name in the testNg HTML report since I am using the data provider and each test data depicts something different. To do this, I added the following:

I am setting the test name using the data provider. My data provider has the relevant test case name.

Here is what I am doing :

   @BeforeMethod(alwaysRun = true)
   public void setTestName(Method method, Object[] row, ITestContext context) {
     testName.set(row[0].toString()); // row ["<testCaseName1", "..", "....">]
     context.setAttribute("testName", row[0].toString()); // row ["<testCaseName1", "..", "....">]

I have tried setting up in the test context too. I see that on console the test case names seem to come different and the correct ones which I am passing in the parameter.

However, in the default testNG HTML report, the test names are not getting changed. If the data provider has 4 different test data, then a particular test which runs 4 times with different test data, is being shown in the report with the same name.


You should use ITestResult to change the name of test in a report. For example this is the complete solution:

Your dependencies:

    <!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.testng/testng -->

Your test class:

package click.webelement;

import org.testng.ITestContext;
import org.testng.ITestResult;
import org.testng.annotations.AfterMethod;
import org.testng.annotations.DataProvider;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class CustomReportName {

    @DataProvider(name = "db")
    public Object[][] createData() {
        return new Object[][] {{"test 1"}, {"test 2"}};

    @Test(dataProvider = "db")
    public void testParameterized(String msg, ITestContext context){
        context.setAttribute("customTestName", "Custom: " + msg);

    public void noDataProvider(){


    public void setTestNameForReport(ITestResult testResult, ITestContext context){
        if(testResult.getMethod().getDataProviderMethod() != null){
            System.out.println("No data provider for this method");

  • This works, however, there are few tests which actually don't have a data provider, in such cases the last attributes get overriden. Is there a way to clear these attributes? I tried removing the added attribute in afterTest, but that doesn't work.
    – Mahima
    May 6 at 8:26
  • Test attribute for null. See my update. If it is null then it was not set for the test hence no customization applied.
    – Alexey R.
    May 6 at 8:38
  • @Mahima wrong. The proper way would be to check if a method has data provider assigned. Fixed and updated my example.
    – Alexey R.
    May 6 at 9:09

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