apex code coverage hack

Declaimer: please be aware that all things into this article are “bad practice” and should not be used constantly, it might be used for a really urgent production deployment when you have faced with a broken tests and as a result a code coverage has dropped down than 75% and you has been blocked.

As you know salesforce requires at least 75% test coverage for production deployment. You can find the following statement in documentation:

The code coverage percentage for a class or trigger displayed on the Apex Classes or the Apex Triggers page includes a fraction between parentheses with the numbers used to compute this percentage, for example, 90% (72/80). The code coverage percentage is calculated by dividing the number of lines covered by tests by the total number of lines that are part of the coverage calculation. Some lines of code are excluded from code coverage calculation, such as:

  • Comments
  • System.debug statements
  • Test methods
  • A code statement that is broken up into multiple lines—only the first line is counted

To generate code coverage results, you must run your Apex tests first. If no tests have been run, no code coverage data will exist and 0% (No coverage data) displays for classes (except for test classes) and triggers on the Apex Classes and Apex Triggers pages.

Cool! The code coverage calculation is pretty simple and we can cheat the system. Just use the following code

Please improve your tests and remove this class as soon as possible
public class CodeCoverageHack {
    public static void hack() {
        Integer i = 0;
        // you can continue this method with i++; up to 3000 lines
        // after that you will be stoped by limit of size
        // but you can create a few such methods

    public static void hack1() {
       // do the same thing …

    static void runTest() {

That’s all. Now you can increase you code coverage up to 99% and go home after production deployment for thinking about your broken tests and fix it up tomorrow 😈

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