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PDF Step pdfVerifyTextField


Verifies a text field in the PDF document. According to the PDF specification, fields with the same name must have the same value.


Required? yes
The text of the info dictionary property key.
Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? yes/no
Specifies whether the property/field of interest is expected to exist or not. Must not be set if 'value' attribute is set.
Required? no
The numeric value of the page to restrict the verification to.
Required? no, default is 'false'
Specifies whether the value represents a regular expression.
Required? yes/no
The text/regular expression required to match the property/field of interest. Must not be set if 'exists' attribute is set.


pdfVerifyTextField 1
<webtest name="pdftest - verify text field existence">
  <config .../>
    <invoke .../>
    <pdfVerifyTextField description="Text field existence"
pdfVerifyTextField 2
<webtest name="pdftest - verify text field value">
  <config .../>
    <invoke .../>
    <pdfVerifyTextField description="Text field value"


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