GitHub Actions run Espresso tests


I am currently trying to get my Instrumentation tests to run using GitHub Actions. I have the unit tests running fine but I cannot seem to get the Espresso tests to run. I am currently trying:

    - name: Run Instrumentation Tests (reactivecircus)
    uses: reactivecircus/android-emulator-runner@v2.6.1
      api-level: 23
      target: default
      arch: x86
      profile: Nexus 6
      script: ./gradlew connectedCheck --stacktrace

And I get the result:

com.balsdon.ratesapp.behaviour.RateListActivityEntryBehaviourInstrumentedTest > recyclerViewClickOnItemChangesMain[test(AVD) - 6.0] FAILED 
    android.content.res.Resources$NotFoundException: Resource ID #0x7f0700d3
    at android.content.res.Resources.getValue(
Tests on test(AVD) - 6.0 failed: Instrumentation run failed due to 'android.content.res.Resources$NotFoundException'

> Task :app:connectedOfflinemockDebugAndroidTest FAILED
> Task :app:processOnlineecbDebugAndroidTestResources
> Task :app:processProductionDebugAndroidTestResources

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':app:connectedOfflinemockDebugAndroidTest'.
> There were failing tests. See the report at: file:///Users/runner/runners/2.165.2/work/currency_list_app/currency_list_app/app/build/reports/androidTests/connected/flavors/OFFLINEMOCK/index.html

and when I use:

    - uses: malinskiy/action-android/emulator-run-cmd@release/0.0.5
      cmd: ./gradlew integrationTest
      api: 23
      tag: default
      abi: x86

I get

/Users/runner/android-sdk/platform-tools/adb -s emulator-5554 shell getprop sys.boot_completed
error: device 'emulator-5554' not found
The process '/Users/runner/android-sdk/platform-tools/adb' failed with exit code 1

If you want to see all my attempts, you can see all the commits on my pull request


Your emulator version that you run locally, it’s most likely newer than API 23 android version. On github actions script you’re running the emulator using API 23:

    uses: reactivecircus/android-emulator-runner@v2
      api-level: 23
      target: default
      arch: x86
      profile: Nexus 6
      script: ./gradlew connectedCheck --stacktrace

and inside your project there is a app/src/main/res/drawable-v24 inside resources, thus it wont be available for emulators with < 24 API version. You either have to change that directory to be drawable-v23 or you move the resources to an other drawable that older versions can access.

Even if you change the drawable directory to drawable-v23, Espresso may have issues. You’ll either have to resolve for that version or you’ll have to use a newer API version for your GitHub action emulator, maybe the same as you have on your development environment.

Answered By – Christos Lytras

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