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Set CreatedDate Field Value for Test Class Records in Salesforce

As of Spring ’16 release, we can now set the Created date field value for the test records in Salesforce test classes using setCreatedDate(Id recordId, Datetime createdDatetime) method.


private class SampleTest {  
    static testMethod void testSetCreatedDate() {  
        Account acc = new Account(Name='Test Account');  
        Insert acc;
        Datetime yesterday = Datetime.now().addDays(-1);
        Test.setCreatedDate(acc.Id, yesterday);  
        Account testAcc = [SELECT Id, Name, CreatedDate FROM Account WHERE Name ='Test Account' LIMIT 1];  
        System.assertEquals(testAcc.CreatedDate, yesterday);  


  • All database changes are rolled back at the end of a test. We can’t use this method on records that existed before the test executed.
  • We also can’t use setCreatedDate in methods annotated with @isTest(SeeAllData=true), because those methods have access to all data in the org.
  • The both parameters (Id recordId, Datetime createdDatetime) of this method are mandatory.

Best Practice for Test Classes in Salesforce

  • To deploy to production at-least 75% code coverage is required, But your focus shouldn’t be on the percentage of code that is covered. Instead, you should make sure that every use case of your application is covered, including positive and negative cases, as well as bulk and single records. This should lead to 75% or more of your code being covered by unit tests.
  • Test class must start with @isTest annotation if class version is more than 25.
  • @isTest annotation with test method  is equivalent to testMethod keyword.
  • Test class and method default access is private ,no need to add access specifier.
  • Classes with @isTest annotation can’t be a interface or enum.
  • Test method code can’t be invoked by non test request.
  • Stating with salesforce API 28.0 test method can not reside inside non test classes.
  • Always use @testSetup method dedicated to create test records for that class. This is newly added annotation and very powerful.
  • If possible Don’t use seeAllData=true, Create your Own Test Data. SeeAllData=true will not work for API 23 version earlier.
  • User, profile, organization, AsyncApexjob, Corntrigger, RecordType, ApexClass, ApexComponent ,ApexPage we can access without (seeAllData=true).
  • @TestVisible annotation can be used to access private members and methods inside Test Class. Now we don’t need to compromise with access specifiers for sake of code coverage.
  • Test method and test classes are not counted as a part of code limit.
  • Test method takes no argument, commit no data to database, send no email, flagged with testMethod keyword.
  • Use Test.startTest() to reset Governor limits in Test methods.
  • If you are doing any Asynchronous operation in code, then don’t forget to call Test.stopTest() to make sure that operation is completed.
  • Use System.runAs() method to enforce OWD and Profile related testings. This is very important from Security point of View.
  • System.runAs() will not enforce user permission or field level permission.
  • Use As much as Assertions like System.AssertEquals or System.AssertNotEquals.
  • Always test Batch Capabilities of your code by passing 20 to 100 records.
  • Always try to pass null values in every methods. This is the area where most of program fails, unknowingly.
  • Please use call out mock to test web-service call out .
  • System.debug statement are not counted as a part of apex code limit.
  • We can run unit test by using Salesforce Standard UI,Force.com IDE ,Console ,API.
  • Maximum number of test classes run per 24 hour of period is  not grater of 500 or 10 multiplication of test classes of your organization.

Salesforce: Create Test Data for Group and GroupMember Objects in Test Class

Sample Test Class:

global class SampleTestClass
	public static TestMethod void TestSampleMethod()

		//Create Parent Group
		Group grp = new Group();
		grp.name = 'Test Group1';
		grp.Type = 'Regular'; 
		Insert grp; 

		//Create Group Member
		GroupMember grpMem1 = new GroupMember();
		grpMem1.UserOrGroupId = UserInfo.getUserId();
		grpMem1.GroupId = grp.Id;
		Insert grpMem1;

		//Create Sub group
		Group subGrp  = new Group();
		subGrp.name = 'Test Group2';
		subGrp.Type = 'Regular'; 
		Insert subGrp; 

		//Assign Role To Parent Group
		GroupMember grpMem2 = new GroupMember();
		grpMem2.UserOrGroupId = subGrp.Id;
		grpMem2.GroupId = grp.Id;
		Insert grpMem2;  

		//Create Group Map Data
		Map<String,Id> groupNameRoleIdMap = new Map<String,Id>();
		for(Group gp: [SELECT Id, Name FROM Group WHERE Type = 'Role']){
			groupNameRoleIdMap.put('SuperAdmin', gp.Id);

		//Assign role to parent group
		GroupMember grpMem3 = new GroupMember();
		grpMem3.UserOrGroupId = groupNameRoleIdMap.get('SuperAdmin');
		grpMem3.GroupId = grp.Id;
		Insert grpMem3; 

		//Create Group And Sub Group Map Data
		Map<String,Id> groupNameRoleAndSubordinatesIdMap = new Map<String,Id>();
		for(Group gp: [SELECT Id, Name FROM Group WHERE Type = 'RoleAndSubordinates']){
			groupNameRoleAndSubordinatesIdMap.put('Admin', gp.Id);

		//Assign Role To Parent Group
		GroupMember grpMem4 = new GroupMember();
		grpMem4.UserOrGroupId = groupNameRoleAndSubordinatesIdMap.get('Admin');
		grpMem4.GroupId = grp.Id;
		Insert grpMem4;             
		//Execute your method here with Group and Group Member Test data

Test Class for Batch Apex in Salesforce

Batch Class:

global class BatchAccount implements Database.Batchable<sObject> 
    global Database.QueryLocator start(Database.BatchableContext BC) {
        return Database.getQueryLocator('SELECT Id,Name FROM Account');
    global void execute(Database.BatchableContext BC, List<Account> scope) {
        for(Account a : scope)
            a.Name = a.Name + ' Updated';
        update scope;
    global void finish(Database.BatchableContext BC) {

Test Class:

public class BatchAccountTest 
    static testMethod void test() 
        List<Account> accList = new List<Account>();
        for(Integer i = 0 ; i < 200; i++)
            Account acc = new Account();
            acc.Name = 'Name' + i;
        Insert accList;
		BatchAccount obj = new BatchAccount();
		//Verify accounts updated
		List<Account> accUpdatedList = [SELECT Id, Name FROM Account];

Test Class For Future Method

Future Method:

public class AccountHelper {
	public static void UpdateAccounts(List<Id> accountIds){
		//Get those records based on the IDs
		List<Account> accList = [SELECT Name FROM Account WHERE Id IN : accountIds];
		//Process records

Test Class:

public class TestAccountHelper {
    private static User CreateUser(){
        String orgId = UserInfo.getOrganizationId();
        String standardUserProfileId = [SELECT Id From Profile WHERE Name = 'Standard User'].Id;
        User u = new User(
            FirstName = 'Test',
            LastName = 'User',
            Alias = 'TestUser', 
            profileId = standardUserProfileId ,
            Email = orgId + '@test.org',
            Username = orgId + '@test.org',
            EmailEncodingKey = 'ISO-8859-1',
            LanguageLocaleKey = 'en_US',
            LocaleSidKey = 'en_US',  
            TimeZoneSidKey = 'America/Los_Angeles'
        insert u;
        return u;
    private static Account CreateAccount(){
        Account acc = new Account( Name = 'Test Account', 
                                  Type = 'Technology Partner', 
                                  Industry = 'Technology',
                                  Phone = '9898989898'
        insert acc;
        return acc;
    private static testMethod void testUpdateAccounts(){
        User u = CreateUser();
        System.runAs(u) {
            Account acc = CreateAccount();
            List<Id> accountIds = new List<Id>();
        //Verify account is inserted
        List<Account> accList = [SELECT Id From Account WHERE Name = 'Test Account'];
        System.assertEquals(1, accList.size());