When running tests via the intellij runner, properties set using
gradle.properties or in a gradle build file won't be picked up of course.
To support runtime System properties, the Kotest framework will always look for key value pairs inside a
kotest.properties file located on the classpath.
Any key value pairs located in this file will be set as a system property before any tests execute.
For example, after adding this file to your classpath as
The following test would pass:
If you don't wish to name the file
kotest.properties, or perhaps you want to support different files based on an environment,
then you can use the system property
kotest.properties.filename to set the properties filename.
For example, you could launch tests with
kotest.properties.filename=cluster.prd.properties then the key value file named
cluster.prd.properties would be loaded before any tests are executed.