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Atlassian Bamboo Logs: [testng] Cannot find class in classpath: com.vaannila.domain.UserTest

Hi Everyone


I was trying to build a sample war file and deploy it on a tomcat server. But, I'm facing this error of testNG unable to find class in the classpath. But I am pretty sure I have mentioned the right class path.

Here is my testng.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE suite SYSTEM "" >
<suite name="User Registration suite 1" verbose="1" >
  <test name="Regression suite 1" >
      <class name="com.vaannila.domain.UserTest"/>

Here is my class:

package com.vaannila.domain;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;
import org.testng.annotations.BeforeTest;
import org.testng.annotations.AfterTest;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
//Java imports
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import java.util.List;

public class UserTest {
    private WebDriver driver;
    private String baseUrl;


Here is my build.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<project name="UserRegistrationAnt" default="war" basedir="." xmlns:sonar="antlib:org.sonar.ant">

    <!-- Beginning of project dir definition -->
    <property name="testng.xml.file" value="testng.xml" />
    <property name="basedir" location="." />
    <property name="src" location="${basedir}/src" />
    <property name="lib" location="${basedir}/WebContent/WEB-INF/lib" />
    <property name="build" location="${basedir}/target/classes" />
    <property name="war-file" location="${basedir}/dist" />
    <property name="test-reports" location="{basedir}/test-reports" />
    <!-- End of project dir definition -->
    <!-- Beginning of sonar properties definition -->
    <property name="" value="" />
    <property name="sonar.projectKey" value="9bc89a6e0d659c33ef4b61b27dc486b1f9075241" />
    <property name="sonar.projectName" value="9bc89a6e0d659c33ef4b61b27dc486b1f9075241" />
    <property name="sonar.projectVersion" value="1.0" />
    <property name="sonar.language" value="java" />
    <property name="sonar.sources" value="${src}" />
    <property name="" value="${build}" />
    <property name="sonar.sourceEncoding" value="UTF-8" />
    <!-- End of sonar properties definition -->

    <!-- Definition of external dependencies location -->
    <path id="compile.classpath">
        <fileset dir="${lib}">
                        <include name="*.jar"/>

    <!-- Making dirs for compiled, war file and test reports-->
        <target name="init">
        <mkdir dir="${build}"/>
        <mkdir dir="${war-file}" />
        <mkdir dir="${test-reports}" />

    <!-- Compilation of our source and test code -->
        <target name="compile" depends="init" >
        <javac destdir="${build}" debug="true" srcdir="${src}" classpathref="compile.classpath" includeantruntime="false" />

    <!-- Execution of testng -->
    <taskdef name="testng" classname="org.testng.TestNGAntTask" classpathref="compile.classpath" />
    <target name="tests" depends="compile">
        <testng outputdir="${test-reports}" classpathref="compile.classpath" haltOnFailure="true">
            <classpath location="{build}" />
            <xmlfileset dir="${basedir}" includes="${testng.xml.file}" />

    <!-- Execution of sonar analysis -->
    <target name="sonar" depends="compile">
        <taskdef uri="antlib:org.sonar.ant" resource="org/sonar/ant/antlib.xml">
            <!-- update the following line or put sonar-ant-task-*.jar in $ANT_HOME/.ant/lib folder -->
            <classpath path="/opt/ant/apache-ant-1.10.5/lib/sonarqube-ant-task-2.5.jar" />
        <!-- Execute SonarQube scanner for ant analysis -->
        <sonar:sonar />

        <target name="war" depends="compile">
        <war destfile="{war-file}/AntExample.war" webxml="WebContent/WEB-INF/web.xml">
            <fileset dir="${basedir}/WebContent"/>
            <lib dir="${lib}"/>
            <classes dir="${build}"/>

        <!--target name="clean">
                <delete dir="dist" />
                <delete dir="build" />
                <delete dir="reports" />

    <target name="all" depends="init, compile, tests, sonar, war" description="one single target to fire up every ant build stage" />


I am completely blank about this error, and have referred this link but my builds are happening without a glitch in eclipse IDE and cmd.exe. The build is failing in Atlassian bamboo CI server with the aforementioned error. So that issue and mine are completely different. I can't clean and do a build in a CI server.

Should I place testng jar in ANT_HOME/lib folder? Will that resolve this issue?

I need help on resolving this error.



1 answer

It was a silly mistake on my end. I didn't insert $ before {build} in tests target.


I am getting the same error when I run my tests from bamboo. Tried few options but not able to resolve it.

Could you please help?..I am stuck and need help immediately.

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