#StackBounty: #typescript #mocking #jestjs TypeScript doesn't recognize my jest mock module

Bounty: 50

Suppose I have an index.ts that will import Database.ts and run some queries. To test this index.ts file, I want to mock the Database.ts because I don’t want to connect to any real database.

This is my index.ts:

import { connect } from './Database'

export async function runSomeQuery() {
  const connection = await connect()
  const result = await connection.query('SOME QUERY')
  return result

and here is the mock of database (__mocks__/Database.ts)

const mockConnection = {
  query: jest.fn()

export const connect = jest.fn(
  () => Promise.resolve(mockConnection)

export function __getMockConnection() {
  return mockConnection

you can see that I expose a __getMockConnection so that I can get the mockConnection in my tests (index.spec.ts) (this pattern is learnt from the official doc):

import { connect, __getMockConnection } from '../Database'
//                ^^^^ getting type error here 
import { runSomeQuery } from '../index'


test('runSomeQuery', async () => {
  await runSomeQuery()
  const mockConnection = __getMockConnection()
  expect(mockConnection.query).toBeCalledWith('SOME QUERY')
  expect(mockConnection.query).toBeCalledWith('SOME QUERY')

The test case does pass as expected, but I’m getting this TypeScript error

Module '"/project/path/Database"' has no exported member '__getMockConnection'. [2305]

TypeScript doesn’t know that I’m importing Database from the mock. Also for this reason I have to disable the diagnostics of ts-jest which complains the same issue.

How can I solve this? Change the import path to '../__mocks__/Database' doesn’t work.

Here is the repo: https://github.com/CodinCat/ts-jest-mock-issue

Open __tests__/index.spec.ts with an editor that supports TypeScript like VS Code and you will see the error.

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