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Extension Step storeElementAttribute


Retrieves a particular attribute value of an element. E.g. the style attribute could be retrieved for an HTML element such as <TD style='color:green' ...>


Required? yes
The name of the attribute of interest, e.g. "disabled" or "checked".
Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? yes/no
The id of the html element to click on.
Required? no
The name of the property in which to store the retrieved value.
Required? no
Deprecated. Same as property.
Required? no, default is the "defaultPropertyType" as specified in the "config" element is used.
The type of the property in which to store the retrieve value. Either "ant" or "dynamic".
Required? yes/no
The XPath identifying the html element to click on.


See the clickElement step for an example which uses the <storeElementAttribute> step. See also the storeInputFieldAttribute step to store an attribute of a HTML form input element using form-related criteria.


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