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Core Step storeRegEx


This step stores the result of a regular expression into a property. By specifying a particular group of the regular expression it is easily to extract only a subset of a given regular expression.


Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? no, default is 0 (result of the whole expression)
The group within the regular expression to extract into the specified property.
Required? true
The name of the property that shall receive the extracted value.
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? true
The regular expression that shall be evaluated.


The following example extracts a URL from a JavaScript statement associated with an onclick event handler.

<webtest name="Extract target location from Javascript command">
  <config ... />
    <invoke ... />
      description="Extract target location from javascript command"
      text=".*name=&quot;onClick&quot;.*onclick=&quot; window\.open\('(.*)'\)"
      property="targetLocation" />
      description="Invoke target page specified in the javascript statement"
      save="targetPage" />


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