Repository & validation variables

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HansSchl
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Repository & validation variables

Post by HansSchl » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:17 pm

Hi,
is it possible to use a validation variable to identify a repository item? For example, my AUT creates a database entry with unpredictable name, and I want to click that entry. I have means to look up the name and save it into a validation variable, but once it's there, how do I use it in the repository item? As far as I understand, a RanorexPath like

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cell[@value=$name]
requires that $name be a repository variable. Is it possible to bind both types of variables to the same parameter, so that the dynamically created value of the validation variable changes the UI element which the repository item refers to? Any other (better) suggestions?

Thank you
Hans

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Stub
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Re: Repository & validation variables

Post by Stub » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:00 am

When I use data-driven repo items in my code modules I just set the repository variable before using the repo item that refers to that variable.

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repo.name = "unpredictable name";

HansSchl
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Re: Repository & validation variables

Post by HansSchl » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:45 am

Just a short follow-up to let you know that I solved the problem, using a parameter that is bound to the variable.