Continuous Testing and CI GitHub Actions

Overview

Trigger Synthetic tests from your GitHub workflows with the Datadog CI Synthetics command.

Setup

To get started:

  1. Add your Datadog API and Application Keys as secrets to your GitHub repository. For more information, see API and Application Keys.
  2. In your GitHub workflow, use DataDog/synthetics-ci-github-action.

Your workflow can be simple or complex.

Simple workflows

Example workflow using public IDs

name: Run Synthetic tests using the test public IDs
jobs:
  e2e_testing:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: Run Datadog Synthetic tests
        uses: DataDog/synthetics-ci-github-action@v1.0.1
        with:
          api_key: ${{secrets.DD_API_KEY}}
          app_key: ${{secrets.DD_APP_KEY}}
          public_ids: 'abc-d3f-ghi, jkl-mn0-pqr'

Example workflow using an existing synthetics.json file

name: Run Synthetic tests using an existing synthetics.json file
jobs:
  e2e_testing:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: Run Datadog Synthetic tests
        uses: DataDog/synthetics-ci-github-action@v1.0.1
        with:
          api_key: ${{secrets.DD_API_KEY}}
          app_key: ${{secrets.DD_APP_KEY}}

For an example test file, see this test.synthetics.json file.

Note: By default, this workflow runs all the tests listed in {,!(node_modules)/**/}*.synthetics.json files (every file ending with .synthetics.json except for those in the node_modules folder). You can also trigger a list of Synthetic tests by specifying a public_id or using a search query.

Complex workflows

Example workflow using the test_search_query

name: Run Synthetic tests by test tag
jobs:
  e2e_testing:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: Run Datadog Synthetic tests
        uses: DataDog/synthetics-ci-github-action@v1.0.1
        with:
          api_key: ${{secrets.DD_API_KEY}}
          app_key: ${{secrets.DD_APP_KEY}}
          test_search_query: 'tag:e2e-tests'

Example workflow using a test search query and variable overrides

name: Run Synthetic tests using search query
jobs:
  e2e_testing:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: Run Datadog Synthetic tests
        uses: DataDog/synthetics-ci-github-action@v1.0.1
        with:
          api_key: ${{secrets.DD_API_KEY}}
          app_key: ${{secrets.DD_APP_KEY}}
          test_search_query: 'tag:staging'
          variables: 'START_URL=https://staging.website.com,PASSWORD=stagingpassword'

Example workflow using a global configuration override with config_path

This GitHub Action overrides the path to the global datadog-ci.config.json file.

name: Run Synthetic tests with custom config
jobs:
  e2e_testing:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: Run Datadog Synthetic tests
        uses: DataDog/synthetics-ci-github-action@v1.0.1
        with:
          api_key: ${{secrets.DD_API_KEY}}
          app_key: ${{secrets.DD_APP_KEY}}
          config_path: './synthetics-config.json'

For an example test file, see this global.config.json file.

Inputs

NameTypeRequirementDescription
api_keystringrequiredYour Datadog API key. This key is created by your Datadog organization and should be stored as a secret. Default: none.
app_keystringrequiredYour Datadog Application key. This key is created by your Datadog organization and should be stored as a secret. Default: none.
public_idsstringoptionalComma-separated list of public IDs for Synthetic tests you want to trigger. If no value is provided, the action looks for files named with synthetics.json. Default: none.
test_search_querystringoptionalTrigger tests corresponding to a search query. Default: none.
subdomainstringoptionalThe name of the custom subdomain set to access your Datadog application. If the URL used to access Datadog is myorg.datadoghq.com, the subdomain value needs to be set to myorg. Default: app.
filesstringoptionalGlob pattern to detect Synthetic test configuration files. Default: {,!(node_modules)/**/}*.synthetics.json.
datadog_sitestringoptionalThe Datadog site to send data to. Default: datadoghq.com.
config_pathstringoptionalThe global JSON configuration to be used when launching tests. See the example configuration file for more details. Default: datadog-ci.json.
variablesstringoptionalComma-separated list of global variables to use for Synthetic tests. For example: START_URL=https://example.org,MY_VARIABLE=My title. Default: [].
junit_reportstringoptionalThe filename for a JUnit report if you want to generate one. Default: none.
tunnelbooleanoptionalUse the Continuous Testing Tunnel to execute your test batch. Default: false.
polling_timeoutnumberoptionalThe duration (in milliseconds) after which the action stops polling for test results. At the CI level, test results completed after this duration are considered failed. Default: 30 minutes.
fail_on_critical_errorsbooleanoptionalFail the CI job if no tests were triggered, or results could not be fetched from Datadog. Default: false.
fail_on_missing_testsbooleanoptionalFail the CI job if at least one specified test with a public ID (using public_ids or listed in a test file) is missing in a run (for example, if it has been deleted programmatically or on the Datadog site). Default: false.
fail_on_timeoutbooleanoptionalFail the CI job if at least one test exceeds the default test timeout. Default: true.

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.md

Further reading

Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles: