Intercept the same API call multiple times in Cypress

Updated for Cypress v7.0.0 Released 04/05/2021

The change-log shows from this release the intercepts are now called in reverse order

Response handlers (supplied via event handlers or via req.continue(cb)) supplied to cy.intercept() will be called in reverse order until res.send is called or until there are no more response handlers.

Also illustrated in this diagram from the documentation

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When you set up identical intercepts, the first one will grab all the calls. But you can wait on the first alias multiple times.

Here’s a (reasonably) simple illustration


Cypress.config('defaultCommandTimeout', 10); // low timeout
                                             // makes the gets depend on the waits 
                                             // for success

it('never fires @call2',()=>{

  cy.intercept({ pathname: "/posts", method: "POST" }).as("call1")
  cy.intercept({ pathname: "/posts", method: "POST" }).as("call2")

  cy.wait('@call1')                               // call1 fires 
  cy.get('div#1').should('have.text', '201')

  cy.wait('@call2')                               // call2 never fires
  cy.wait('@call1')                               // call1 fires a second time
  cy.get('div#2').should('have.text', '201')



  <div id="1"></div>
  <div id="2"></div>

    setTimeout(() => {
      fetch('', {
        method: 'POST',
        body: JSON.stringify({ title: 'foo', body: 'bar', userId: 1 }),
        headers: { 'Content-type': 'application/json; charset=UTF-8' },
      }).then(response => {
        document.getElementById('1').innerText = response.status;
    }, 500)
    setTimeout(() => {
      fetch('', {
        method: 'POST',
        body: JSON.stringify({ title: 'foo', body: 'bar', userId: 2 }),
        headers: { 'Content-type': 'application/json; charset=UTF-8' },
      }).then(response => {
        document.getElementById('2').innerText = response.status;
    }, 1000)


You can see it in the Cypress log,

command call# occurrence (orange tag)
wait @call1 1
wait @call2
wait @call1 2

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