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Core Step verifyProperty


This step verifies whether the value of a webtest dynamic property or an ant property matches an expected text value. The text value can represent a regular expression. If the text value is omitted, the step simply checks for the presence of the property.


Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? yes/no
The name of a property to test. Must be set if property is not set.
Required? yes/no
Alias for name. Must be set if name is not set.
Required? no, default is the "defaultPropertyType" as specified in the "config" element is used.
The type of the property in which to store the value. Either "ant" or "dynamic".
Required? no, default is 'false'
Specifies whether the text value represents a regular expression.
Required? no
The expected value of the property. If omitted just checks for existence of the property.
Required? no
Alias for text.


verifyProperty example
<webtest name="dynamic property test">
  <config ... />
    <invoke ... />
    <verifyProperty description="Verify dynamic property dynProp contains the word 'Warning'"
      regex="true" />

<webtest name="ant property test">
  <config ... />
  ... ant tasks which may set ant property ...
    ... script or groovy statements which may set ant property ...
    <verifyProperty description="Verify ant property antProp contains the word 'Warning'"
      regex="true" />

See also: the storeProperty step.


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