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We have our tests implemented in RestAssured, using nice and readable convention of indentation for given/when/then parts.

given().
  param("key1", "value1").
  param("key2", "value2").
when().
  post("/somewhere").
then().
  body(containsString("OK"));

However, when I apply automatic formatting with template (Google code style for Java) in Intellij IDEA, the formatting I had gets destroyed.

given().
        param("key1", "value1").
        param("key2", "value2").
        when().
        post("/somewhere").
        then().
        body(containsString("OK"));

Is there a way my IDE or maven formats RestAssured statements with expected indentations, while the rest keeps with respect to the Google template? Or at least, it doesn't destroy what I have set for RestAssured statements?

2 Answers 2

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A solution I found so far it to turn off formatting for certain sections, so that IDE does not destroy that.

In Intellij

  1. Surround the code fragment with

    // @formatter:off
    ...
    // @formatter:on
    
  2. Preferences -> Code Style -> General -> Formatter Control -> Enable formatter markers in comments

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This does not auto-format RestAssured section, but at least does not destroy it.

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  • Is there any other way of doing this? Maybe modifying the ide's schema?
    – Dan
    Sep 28, 2015 at 16:35
  • @Dan What is IDE's schema?
    – dzieciou
    Sep 29, 2015 at 14:32
  • Sorry, I meant the "scheme." From the screenshot you provided you can import a code style scheme. Is it possible to create a scheme that will skip the autoformatting?
    – Dan
    Sep 29, 2015 at 17:41
  • @Dan I haven't found such a schema.
    – dzieciou
    Jan 1, 2021 at 12:14
  • Editor -> Code Style -> Formatter tab -> Do not format: [<test files pattern>]
    – Marboni
    Jan 11, 2023 at 5:21
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I didn't like disable formatting approach, but I did something like this, not awesome but little bit readable (added empty line)

given()
        .param("x", "y")
        .header("z", "p")

        .when()
        .get("something")

        .then()
        .statusCode(200);

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