4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2012 7:14 AM by Jakub Narloch

    IlegalStateException - could not run test

    cmr cmr Newbie


          public static EnterpriseArchive createTestArchive() {

              MavenDependencyResolver resolver = DependencyResolvers.use(



              EnterpriseArchive ear = ShrinkWrap.create(EnterpriseArchive.class, "test.ear").




              return ear;






          public void testInjection() {

              Object obj = new Object ();

              Objec .setName("TESO1");

              Object result = service.save(null, null, null);




      There is a test.war in my output ear files. I don't understand why this is there.


      And i'm getting the attached error.



      Please help!!

        • 1. Re: IlegalStateException - could not run test
          Bartosz Majsak Master

          Would it be possible to share the whole stacktrace / server log?


          That might help us understanding the problem you are facing in a bit broader context.

          • 2. Re: IlegalStateException - could not run test
            cmr cmr Newbie

            The deployment is working fine. But I guess the ear file is not being created properly. The ejb.jar should be outside the lib folder but when I add as library it adds ejb.jar and ejb modules dependencies all in the lib folder and I don't know why the test.war file is being added in the ear folder. The embedded glassfish server starts up fine.


            That is the complete stacktrace


            loads all jndi names


            INFO: WEB0671: Loading application [test#test.war] at [test]

            20/08/2012 5:01:14 PM org.glassfish.deployment.admin.DeployCommand execute

            INFO: test was successfully deployed in 27,506 milliseconds.

            2012-08-20 17:01:16,179 [main] INFO  SessionFactoryImpl - closing

            2012-08-20 17:01:16,182 [main] INFO  SessionFactoryImpl - closing

            classLoader = WebappClassLoader (delegate=true; repositories=WEB-INF/classes/)


            20/08/2012 5:01:16 PM com.sun.ejb.containers.EJBTimerService _destroyTimers

            INFO: No timers to be deleted for id: 88175152348725248

            PlainTextActionReporterSUCCESSNo monitoring data to report.


            and the test case shows the attached error




            Can you please tell me what is a proper way of creating an ear file ? I've got an EJB module which has dependencies to other modules.


            I've been stuck on this for dayss ... please suggest something.



            • 3. Re: IlegalStateException - could not run test
              cmr cmr Newbie

              Basically all I'm trying to figure out is how to create an EAR file using Arquillian.


              This is my project structure.


              - Parent Module

              -- EAR Module (maven-ear plugin creates the ear file)

              -- UI Module

              -- EJB Module (has dependencies to Entities, Utilities & reports module and the one that I have to test)

              -- Entities Module

              -- Utilities Module

              -- Reports Module

              -- WebServices Module

              - Integration Test module (Arquillian, Glassfish 3.1 Integration tests)


              This is how the Ear file is structured in the EAR module using maven-ear-plugin

              - ejb.jar

              - ui.war

              - webservices.war

              -- Lib Folder

              --- utilities.jar

              --- entities.jar

              --- Plus other jars


              All I'm trying to figure out is how to create a Ear file using Arquillian using ShrinkWrap to test just the ejb.jar which depends on utilites.jar, entities.jar and reports.jar.


              Please suggest ?



              • 4. Re: IlegalStateException - could not run test
                Jakub Narloch Novice



                I tend to believe that the exception is not realted with the creation of the ear itself. Basiclly all you have to do is create the archive add the modules and libraries:




                        EnterpriseArchive ear = ShrinkWrap.create(EnterpriseArchive.class, "test.ear")






                Also you have second posibility, if you can build your ear using maven you could try to import it and at least see if you can run your test case using it. Providing that you had build it and placed somewhere in file system.




                ZipFile ear = new ZipFile("path to the ear");
                EnterpriseArchivearchive = ShrinkWrap.create(ZipImporter.class, "test.ear")