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Using Mockito with multiple calls to the same method with the same arguments (4)

As previously pointed out almost all of the calls are chainable.

So you could call

when(mock.method()).thenReturn(foo).thenReturn(bar).thenThrow(new Exception("test"));

//OR if you're mocking a void method and/or using spy instead of mock

doReturn(foo).doReturn(bar).doThrow(new Exception("Test").when(mock).method();

More info in Mockito's Documenation.

Is there a way to have a stubbed method return different objects on subsequent invocations? I'd like to do this to test nondeterminate responses from an ExecutorCompletionService. i.e. to test that irrespective of the return order of the methods, the outcome remains constant.

The code I'm looking to test looks something like this.

// Create an completion service so we can group these tasks together
ExecutorCompletionService<T> completionService =
        new ExecutorCompletionService<T>(service);

// Add all these tasks to the completion service
for (Callable<T> t : ts)

// As an when each call finished, add it to the response set.
for (int i = 0; i < calls.size(); i ++) {
    try {
        T t = completionService.take().get();
        // do some stuff that I want to test
    } catch (...) { }        

Following can be used as a common method to return different arguments on different method calls. Only thing we need to do is we need to pass an array with order in which objects should be retrieved in each call.

public static <Mock> Answer<Mock> getAnswerForSubsequentCalls(final Mock... mockArr) {
    return new Answer<Mock>() {
       private int count=0, size=mockArr.length;
       public Mock answer(InvocationOnMock invocation) throws throwable {
           Mock mock = null;
           for(; count<size && mock==null; count++){
                mock = mockArr[count];

           return mock;    

Ex. getAnswerForSubsequentCalls(mock1, mock3, mock2); will return mock1 object on first call, mock3 object on second call and mock2 object on third call. Should be used like when(something()).doAnswer(getAnswerForSubsequentCalls(mock1, mock3, mock2)); This is almost similar to when(something()).thenReturn(mock1, mock3, mock2);

I've implemented a MultipleAnswer class that helps me to stub different answers in every call. Here the piece of code:

private final class MultipleAnswer<T> implements Answer<T> {

    private final ArrayList<Answer<T>> mAnswers;

    MultipleAnswer(Answer<T>... answer) {
        mAnswers = new ArrayList<>();

    public T answer(InvocationOnMock invocation) throws Throwable {
        return mAnswers.remove(0).answer(invocation);

You can do that using the thenAnswer method (when chaining with when):

when(someMock.someMethod()).thenAnswer(new Answer() {
    private int count = 0;

    public Object answer(InvocationOnMock invocation) {
        if (count++ == 1)
            return 1;

        return 2;

Or using the equivalent, static doAnswer method:

doAnswer(new Answer() {
    private int count = 0;

    public Object answer(InvocationOnMock invocation) {
        if (count++ == 1)
            return 1;

        return 2;