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Using Enzyme with Webpack

If you are using a test runner that runs code in a browser-based environment, you may be using webpack in order to bundle your React code.

Webpack uses static analysis to create a dependency graph at build-time of your source code to build a bundle. Enzyme has a handful of conditional require() calls in it in order to remain compatible with React 0.13 and React 0.14.

Unfortunately, these conditional requires mean there is a bit of extra setup with bundlers like webpack.

In your webpack configuration, you simply need to make sure that the following files are labeled as "external", which means they will be ignored:

cheerio
react/addons
react/lib/ReactContext
react/lib/ExecutionEnvironment

Depending on if you are using Webpack 1 or Webpack 2 you will need different configurations.

Webpack 1

/* webpack.config.js */
module.exports = {
  // ...
  externals: {
    cheerio: 'window',
    'react/addons': true,
    'react/lib/ExecutionEnvironment': true,
    'react/lib/ReactContext': true,
  },
  // ...
};

Webpack 2

/* webpack.config.js */
module.exports = {
  // ...
  externals: {
    cheerio: 'window',
    'react/addons': 'react',
    'react/lib/ExecutionEnvironment': 'react',
    'react/lib/ReactContext': 'react',
  },
  // ...
};

React 0.14 Compatibility

If you are using React 0.14, the instructions above will be the same but with a different list of externals:

cheerio
react-dom
react-dom/server
react-addons-test-utils

React 15 Compatibility

If you are using React 15, your config should include these externals:

/* webpack.config.js */
module.exports = {
  // ...
  externals: {
    'react/addons': true,
    'react/lib/ExecutionEnvironment': true,
    'react/lib/ReactContext': true,
  },
  // ...
};

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