org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException

Error creating bean with name 'defaultServletHandlerMapping' defined in class path resource [org/springframework/boot/autoconfigure/web/WebMvcAutoConfiguration$EnableWebMvcConfiguration.class]: Bean instantiation via factory method failed; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.BeanInstantiationException: Failed to instantiate [org.springframework.web.servlet.HandlerMapping]: Factory method 'defaultServletHandlerMapping' threw exception; nested exception is java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: A ServletContext is required to configure default servlet handling

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If you're unit testing, you should instantiate only the service and mock the dependencies. If you're testing integration, you should add all the mocking to the configurations file.

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  • Error creating bean with name 'defaultServletHandlerMapping' defined in class path resource [org/springframework/boot/autoconfigure/web/WebMvcAutoConfiguration$EnableWebMvcConfiguration.class]: Bean instantiation via factory method failed; nested
  • Error creating bean with name 'defaultServletHandlerMapping' defined in class path resource [org/springframework/boot/autoconfigure/web/WebMvcAutoConfiguration$EnableWebMvcConfiguration.class]: Bean instantiation via factory method failed; nested
  • Error creating bean with name 'defaultServletHandlerMapping' defined in class path resource [org/springframework/boot/autoconfigure/web/WebMvcAutoConfiguration$EnableWebMvcConfiguration.class]: Bean instantiation via factory method failed; nested
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    • org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'defaultServletHandlerMapping' defined in class path resource [org/springframework/boot/autoconfigure/web/WebMvcAutoConfiguration$EnableWebMvcConfiguration.class]: Bean instantiation via factory method failed; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.BeanInstantiationException: Failed to instantiate [org.springframework.web.servlet.HandlerMapping]: Factory method 'defaultServletHandlerMapping' threw exception; nested exception is java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: A ServletContext is required to configure default servlet handling at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.ConstructorResolver.instantiateUsingFactoryMethod(ConstructorResolver.java:599)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.instantiateUsingFactoryMethod(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1123)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBeanInstance(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1018)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.doCreateBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:510)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:482)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getObject(AbstractBeanFactory.java:306)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.getSingleton(DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.java:230)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.doGetBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:302)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:197)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultListableBeanFactory.preInstantiateSingletons(DefaultListableBeanFactory.java:772)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.finishBeanFactoryInitialization(AbstractApplicationContext.java:839)[spring-context-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:538)[spring-context-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.refresh(EmbeddedWebApplicationContext.java:118)[spring-boot-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.refresh(SpringApplication.java:766)[spring-boot-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.createAndRefreshContext(SpringApplication.java:361)[spring-boot-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:307)[spring-boot-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:1191)[spring-boot-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication.run(SpringApplication.java:1180)[spring-boot-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] Caused by: org.springframework.beans.BeanInstantiationException: Failed to instantiate [org.springframework.web.servlet.HandlerMapping]: Factory method 'defaultServletHandlerMapping' threw exception; nested exception is java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: A ServletContext is required to configure default servlet handling at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.SimpleInstantiationStrategy.instantiate(SimpleInstantiationStrategy.java:189)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.ConstructorResolver.instantiateUsingFactoryMethod(ConstructorResolver.java:588)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] ... 18 more Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: A ServletContext is required to configure default servlet handling at org.springframework.util.Assert.notNull(Assert.java:115)[spring-core-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.web.servlet.config.annotation.DefaultServletHandlerConfigurer.<init>(DefaultServletHandlerConfigurer.java:53)[spring-webmvc-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.web.servlet.config.annotation.WebMvcConfigurationSupport.defaultServletHandlerMapping(WebMvcConfigurationSupport.java:451)[spring-webmvc-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.web.WebMvcAutoConfiguration$EnableWebMvcConfiguration$$EnhancerBySpringCGLIB$$671a10db.CGLIB$defaultServletHandlerMapping$28(<generated>)[spring-boot-autoconfigure-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.web.WebMvcAutoConfiguration$EnableWebMvcConfiguration$$EnhancerBySpringCGLIB$$671a10db$$FastClassBySpringCGLIB$$f33d99c3.invoke(<generated>)[spring-boot-autoconfigure-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] at org.springframework.cglib.proxy.MethodProxy.invokeSuper(MethodProxy.java:228)[spring-core-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassEnhancer$BeanMethodInterceptor.intercept(ConfigurationClassEnhancer.java:356)[spring-context-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] at org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.web.WebMvcAutoConfiguration$EnableWebMvcConfiguration$$EnhancerBySpringCGLIB$$671a10db.defaultServletHandlerMapping(<generated>)[spring-boot-autoconfigure-1.3.5.RELEASE.jar!/:1.3.5.RELEASE] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)[na:1.7.0_111] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)[na:1.7.0_111] at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)[na:1.7.0_111] at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)[na:1.7.0_111] at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.SimpleInstantiationStrategy.instantiate(SimpleInstantiationStrategy.java:162)[spring-beans-4.2.6.RELEASE.jar!/:4.2.6.RELEASE] ... 20 more

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