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Testing private methods: Declaring a local test friend

I try to test the private methods of a class and therefor I declare a local test friend following this scheme:

class lcl_test definition deferred.
class zcl_testee definition local friends lcl_test.
...
class lcl_test definition for testing ...
...

This is been discussed in this wiki article or in this blog entry.

But all I get is the syntax error "The statement CLASS is unexpected".

What is wrong here?

My complete code:

CLASS lcl_test DEFINITION DEFERRED.
CLASS zcl_testee DEFINITION
 PUBLIC FINAL CREATE PUBLIC .
  PUBLIC SECTION.
  PROTECTED SECTION.
  PRIVATE SECTION.
ENDCLASS.

CLASS zcl_testee IMPLEMENTATION.
ENDCLASS.

CLASS lcl_test DEFINITION.
ENDCLASS.

CLASS lcl_test IMPLEMENTATION.
ENDCLASS.
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  • Best Answer
    Sep 13, 2017 at 05:40 AM

    Take my classes of package SABAP_DEMOS_CAR_RENTAL_APPL as an example, e.g. CL_DEMO_CR_RESERVATION_CATA. Check the includes where the test classes reside and where they are declared DEFERRED and as friends (local definitions and implementations).

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  • Sep 12, 2017 at 09:33 PM

    Where are you writing the code, report or class?

    If report, then your class cannot be public. If it's in a class then the unit test class must be in the local test classes section, tab at the bottom of your editor if you use Eclipse, somewhere in the menu if you use SE24/80.

    The all the code in your first block goes in the unit test section. The design here is that it doesn't even get compiled in a productive system, hence the strong separation.

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