Playwright Tag Tests

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In playwright, we can tag tests as uniquely to fetch them with the grep keyword and mainly run that test alone. This can be done by tagging our test steps as '@tagname' and only running the tests with this tag.

Grep and grep invert command line flags are used for that.


test('Test1 @pb', async ({ page }) => {
 // ...
test('Test2 @auto', async ({ page }) => {
 // ...
npx playwright test --grep '@pb'
  • Only test with @pb tag runs.
npx playwright test --grep-invert '@auto'
  • Skips @auto and runs @pb.


test('CSS Selector @pb', async ({page})=> 
await page.goto("");
await page.locator('.gv-icon-52').click()
await page.locator('#edit-keys').type('Playwright')
await page.locator('#edit-submit').click()
test('Alert Handling @auto', async ({page})=> 
{{ type: 'issue', description: 'Check Alert Popup' })
await page.goto("");
//await page.locator('#callConfirm').click()
//await page.locator("div[class='ui-dialog-buttonpane ui-widget-content ui-helper-clearfix'] button:nth-child(1) span:nth-child(1)").click()
await page.locator("tbody tr:nth-child(2) td:nth-child(3) a:nth-child(1)").click()
await page.on('dialog',dialog => dialog.accept())

  • Consider this test. Let us use grep and run @auto.
npx playwright test tests/skip.spec.js --headed --project='chromium' --reporter=html --grep '@auto'
  • Let us run invert grep.
npx playwright test tests/skip.spec.js --headed --project='chromium' --reporter=html --grep-invert '@pb'
  • Here @pb test step has been skipped, and the other test step is run.