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Core Step storeXPath


This step stores the result of an XPath expression into a property.

You may want to use XPath Explorer, an IDE or an XML editor for finding appropriate expressions.


Required? yes
The XPath that shall be evaluated.
Required? no
The value to store in the property when the xpath evaluation returns no result (if not set, the step will fail if the xpath evaluation returns no result).
Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? no
The name of the property in which to store the retrieved 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".


The following example extracts the href attribute from the first anchor element and uses it for the following invoke.

storeXPath example
<webtest name="...">
  <config ... />
    <invoke ... />
            description="Extract href of first link on page"
            property="uri" />
            description="Invoke target page specified in href"
            url="#{uri}" />

See also: the verifyXPath step.


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