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Ray
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Ray asked on 09 Sep 2019, 11:21 PM

Perhaps. We will see.

I see many questions about parameterization when running test lists on the forums and they all answer one thing: "BaseURL". But I want to parameterize on several other criteria. Can I? I cannot see a way to do it. Always the answer seems to be that we should use BaseURL. We have 3 custom properties in a Test. But how many in Test List? None.

So, what to do?

Well, Telerik is telling us to use the BaseURL.

A solution is this, I use one test step for all my logins. I need to connect to http://foobar.com

My tests have:

         BaseURL = "http://foobar.com"

and my test lists have this and I now have three custom settings in my Test List, or however many I want.

         BaseURL = "http://foobar.com/ray_x=thing1,ray_y=thing2,ray_z=whatever".

And now, with the code below, I see this in my log when I am running from the test:

'9/9/2019 4:02:24 PM' - Using 'https://foobar.com' as base url.
'9/9/2019 4:02:24 PM' - LOG: p size = 3
'9/9/2019 4:02:24 PM' - LOG: p[0]: "https:"
'9/9/2019 4:02:24 PM' - LOG: p[1]: ""
'9/9/2019 4:02:24 PM' - LOG: p[2]: "foobar.com"
'9/9/2019 4:02:24 PM' - LOG: q size = 1
'9/9/2019 4:02:24 PM' - LOG: realUrl: "https://foobar.com"
'9/9/2019 4:02:24 PM' - LOG: paramstr: ""

And I see this in my log when I am running from my test list:

'9/9/2019 4:01:48 PM' - Using 'http://foobar.com/ray_x=thing1,ray_y=thing2,ray_z=whatever' as base url.
'9/9/2019 4:01:48 PM' - LOG: p size = 3
'9/9/2019 4:01:48 PM' - LOG: p[0]: "http:"
'9/9/2019 4:01:48 PM' - LOG: p[1]: ""
'9/9/2019 4:01:48 PM' - LOG: p[2]: "foobar.com/ray_x=100,ray_y=200"
'9/9/2019 4:01:48 PM' - LOG: q size = 2
'9/9/2019 4:01:48 PM' - LOG: realUrl: "https://foobar.com"
'9/9/2019 4:01:48 PM' - LOG: paramstr: "ray_x=thing1,ray_y=thing2,ray_z=whatever"

And the test and the test list work the same.

If I have paramStr, I split it up by commas and I am done.

And I used the BaseURL and nothing else. :--)

cheers - ray

 

        [CodedStep(@"Navigate to : 'http://foobar.com'")]
        public void MinimalLogin_CodedStep1()
        {
            String baseUrl = ActiveBrowser.Manager.Settings.Web.BaseUrl.ToString();

            String[] sep = { "/" };

            String[] p = baseUrl.Split(sep, 3, StringSplitOptions.None);
            Log.WriteLine("p size = " + p.Length);

            Log.WriteLine("p[0]: \"" + p[0] + "\"");
            Log.WriteLine("p[1]: \"" + p[1] + "\"");
            Log.WriteLine("p[2]: \"" + p[2] + "\"");

            String[] q = p[2].Split(sep, 2, StringSplitOptions.None);
            Log.WriteLine("q size = " + q.Length);

            String realUrl;
            String paramStr;

            if (q.Length == 1) {
                realUrl = p[0] + "//" + p[2];
                paramStr = "";
            }
            else {
                realUrl = p[0] + "//" + q[0];
                paramStr = q[1];
            }
            Log.WriteLine("realUrl: \"" + realUrl + "\""); 
            Log.WriteLine("paramstr: \"" + paramStr + "\"");

            ActiveBrowser.NavigateTo(realUrl + "admin.cgi", true);
         }

}

 

ps:So, why do I need to do the split twice? If I knew the insides of th URL structure, I would know. But it works. Done and done.

 

Ray
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commented on 11 Sep 2019, 04:43 PM

Yeah. And I could have just used 

         BaseURL = "http://foobar.com,ray_x=thing1,ray_y=thing2,ray_z=whatever"

and split based on commas and split only once. Whatevs.

And, hey, premature optimization is the root of all evil. (DK)


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commented on 12 Sep 2019, 12:18 PM

Hello Ray,

Thanks for sharing your ideas in public and making them available for our customer base. 

Regards,
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