Grails with Spock unit test + IntelliJ IDEA = No thread-bound request found

During my work with Grails project using Spock test in IntelliJ IDEA I've encountered this error:
java.lang.IllegalStateException: No thread-bound request found: Are you referring to request attributes outside of an actual web request, or processing a request outside of the originally receiving thread? If you are actually operating within a web request and still receive this message, your code is probably running outside of DispatcherServlet/DispatcherPortlet: In this case, use RequestContextListener or RequestContextFilter to expose the current request.
 at org.springframework.web.context.request.RequestContextHolder.currentRequestAttributes(
 at org.codehaus.groovy.grails.plugins.web.api.CommonWebApi.currentRequestAttributes(
 at org.codehaus.groovy.grails.plugins.web.api.CommonWebApi.getParams(
... // and few more lines of stacktrace ;)
It occurred when I tried to debug one of test from IDEA level. What is interesting, this error does not happen when I'm running all test using grails test-app for instance.
So what was the issue? With little of reading and tip from Tomek Kalkosiński ( it turned out that our test was missing @TestFor annotation and adding it solved all problems. This annotation, according to Grails docs (link), indicates Spock what class is being tested and implicitly creates field with given type in test class. It is somehow strange as problematic test had explicitly and "manually" created field with proper controller type. Maybe there is a problem with mocking servlet requests?

Error generating web.xml file with IntelliJ IDEA

If you use IntelliJ IDEA for your Grails development you might encounter this error running integration tests:

Error Error generating web.xml file (Use --stacktrace to see the full trace)

The reason for this is that IDEA adds classpath by default on creating integration test run configuration. Unfortunately, sometimes it causes strange errors like this one. Follow these steps to resolve:

  1. Open Run → Edit Configurations... (or press Alt-Shift-F10)
  2. Select your configuration that fails
  3. Uncheck Add --classpath checkbox
  4. You are done! Run.