Repo Object - Update RegEx Path in Code

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Repo Object - Update RegEx Path in Code

Post by travis.jones » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:23 pm

I'm working with a client that has a web app that includes multiple pages. The client has multiple test environments and they way they direct to each is via a different URL. So, since the pages have the same content across all of these environments, I'm about to just update those URL's in a few places in the spy view and it allows one repository to support all of the environments.

All of that being said, I want to be able to change those URL's at a coding level rather than have to change them all in the spy view. I know the framework creates a repo object that allows me to access all of the items but it's read-only. Is there any way for me to change the ranorexpath of an existing repo object? It's key that I'm able to change the existing object and not create a new one since the existing object is already referenced in the test scripts everywhere. I just need to be able to change the ranorexpath on 3 webdoc items in the repository at a coding level so I don't have to do it manually every time. Is there a way I can do that?

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Re: Repo Object - Update RegEx Path in Code

Post by Support Team » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:55 pm

Hi Travis,

When you want to use one repo item which should reference different URLs I would recommend to use a repository variable to change the value of the used PageUrl attribute.
This repository variable can then be also accessed via UserCode as shown below:
NameOfYourRepo repo = NameOfYourRepo.Instance;
repo.NewRepoVariable = "New Value";
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Re: Repo Object - Update RegEx Path in Code

Post by krstcs » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:33 pm

In addition to what Markus said, you can also "variable-ize" your XPath.

For example, my test domain has 6 different test domains, so I set my base repo object (the web document) to use the @domain attribute like this:

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MyWebSite ==> /dom[@domain=$domain]
$Domain is defined as a global parameter in each test and is bound to every module that uses MyWebSite. That may seem like a lot of work, but it really isn't.

The Global Parameter allows me to pass in the desired domain at the command-line when I run the tests (I use Jenkins for test execution, so it does this for me). My tests are bit more complex than this example, but you get the picture.
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Re: Repo Object - Update RegEx Path in Code

Post by travis.jones » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:45 pm

Thanks for your help guys!