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davecoleman
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3 years ago

JSONPath Existence Path error - InvalidPatchException

hi all,

I have the following JSON response and want to validate that as well as the parent node value checks that the sub elements are also correct.

 

{
"parent" : [
{
"country" : "RO",
"statusCode" : "NotFound"
},
{
"country" : "UK",
"statusCode" : "Found",
"foundEntity" : {
"respondingArea" : "Authority",
"entityDetails" : {
"NameDetails" : {
"familyName" : "Smith",
"firstName" : "John"
}
}
}
}
]
}

 

When I create a JSONPath existence match Assertion for following:

 

$..[?(@.country=="UK" && @.statusCode=="Found")] && $..[?(@.familyName=="Smith")]

 

I get the below error.

"InvalidPathException:Could not parse token starting at position" (after the double ambersand)

Testing via Jsonpath.com shows this is a valid jsonPath string and result given correctly. 

 

Any alternatives to assert parent and child content that it exists otherwise in ReadyAPI?

thanks,

Dave

2 Replies

  • if i changed the JSON response to:

    {
        "parent": [
            {
                "country": "RO",
                "statusCode": "NotFound"
            },
            {
                "country": "UK",
                "statusCode": "Found",
                "foundEntity": [ {
                    "respondingArea": "Authority",
                    "entityDetails": {
                        "NameDetails": {
                            "familyName": "Smith",
                            "firstName": "John"
                        },
                    "respondingArea": "Authority2",
                    "entityDetails": {
                        "NameDetails": {
                            "familyName": "Daniels",
                            "firstName": "Mike"
                        }
                    }
                } }
            ]
            }
        ]
    }

    i tried the following Script Assertion but no joy iterating through the fields to find the FamilyName based on it being within the "UK/Found" parent. comes back with null continuously ๐Ÿ˜ž

    import com.eviware.soapui.support.JsonPathFacade
    def found = 0
    def jpf = new JsonPathFacade(messageExchange.responseContent)
    def testArray = jpf.readObjectValue("parent")
    log.info (testArray)
    
    testArray.each {
    def country= it.get("country")
    def statusCode = it.get("statusCode")
    def familyName = it.get("foundEntity.entityDetails.NameDetails.familyName)
    log.info ("country: " +country)
    log.info ("FamilyName: " +familyName)
    
    if(country.contains("UK") && statusCode.contains("Found") && familyName.contains("Smith")) {
    log.info("matching record: $country")
    found++
    }
    } 
    assert found > 0: "*****Assertion of data combination. did not find***"

    o the child elements.

     

     

    • davecoleman's avatar
      davecoleman
      Contributor

      further research into a solution brought me to: 

      https://community.smartbear.com/t5/ReadyAPI-Questions/Groovy-Script-assertion-always-passes-even-though-the-values-don/td-p/226473

       

      Working through the below Groovy but its giving me a NullPointerException on cannot get property 'familyName' on null object        error at line 52 which is this value: slurpedResponse[i].foundEntity.entityDetails.NameDetails[j].familyName

       

      Assertion works but why the null exception? and why null data returned for this array in the 2nd FOR loop?

       

      import groovy.json.*
      import groovy.util.*
      
      def jsonText = '''
      {
          "parent": [
              {
                  "country": "RO",
                  "statusCode": "NotFound"
              },
              {
                  "country": "UK",
                  "statusCode": "Found",
                  "foundEntity": [ {
                      "respondingArea": "Authority",
                      "entityDetails": {
                          "NameDetails": {
                              "familyName": "Smith",
                              "firstName": "John"
                          },
                      "respondingArea": "Authority2",
                      "entityDetails": {
                          "NameDetails": {
                              "familyName": "Daniels",
                              "firstName": "Mike"
                          }
                      }
                  } }
              ]
              }
          ]
      }
       '''
      
      //remove the parent level and parse to the actual content
      def slurpedResponse = new JsonSlurper().parseText(jsonText).parent
      log.info (slurpedResponse)
      
      def count = slurpedResponse.Size
      
      
      for(i=0; i< count ; i++) {
      log.info ("Current country: " +slurpedResponse[i].country)
      	if(slurpedResponse[i].country=="UK"){
      		log.info(" Current status Code: " +slurpedResponse[i].statusCode)
      		if(slurpedResponse[i].statusCode == "Found") {
      			def countsub = slurpedResponse.foundEntity.Size
      			log.info ("Count of sub element: " +countsub)
      			for (j=0; j<countsub; j++){
      				log.info (j)
      				log.info (slurpedResponse[i].foundEntity.entityDetails.NameDetails[j])
      				log.info (" familyName: " +slurpedResponse[i].foundEntity.entityDetails.NameDetails[j].familyName)
      				if (slurpedResponse[i].foundEntity.entityDetails.NameDetails[j].familyName=="Smith"){
      					log.info ("current familyName: " +slurpedResponse[i].foundEntity.entityDetails.NameDetails[j].familyName)
      					assert slurpedResponse[i].foundEntity.entityDetails.NameDetails[j].familyName == "Smith"
      				}
      		}
      		}
      	}
      	else {
      		log.info("The Name is not found")
      
      	}
      }