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richie
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5 years ago

Property Transfer Query - Property Expansion Rather Than Transfer?

Hi,

 

I've noticed this a couple of times before and I always meant to query it - but I kept forgetting.

 

Say I have a POST that is the second step in my test which is sourcing a unique value from the 1st POST's RawRequest - I can either hit the 'Transfer From' or the 'Get Data' context menu.

 

A 'Transfer From Property' form is generated (if I select 'Transfer From' rather than 'Get Data' context menu) and there is a checkbox entitled 'Create Property-Expansion:' with an additional label 'Creates property-expansion syntax instead of transfer' - I don't know what this means or the differences between property expansion and transfer.

 

see the following image for the form I'm talking about:

 

 

 Can anyone clarify what this checkbox actually does and how it impacts the property transfer/expansion please?

 

This might be so obvious I just can't see it so a stupid question - I've googled it without any luck - I've played around with it - but I can't identify what it actually does and how expansion differs from transfer.

 

Can anyone clarify?

 

As always - thanks to all!

 

Cheers!

 

rich

 

  • Hi Rich,

     

    If you check "Create property expansion syntax instead of transfer" a property expansion for the Source step and Source property will be used to populate the field instead of a property transfer test step.  Please see the screenshots below.

     

     

     

    Regards,

    Marcus

    SmartBear Support

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  • Hi Rich,

     

    If you check "Create property expansion syntax instead of transfer" a property expansion for the Source step and Source property will be used to populate the field instead of a property transfer test step.  Please see the screenshots below.

     

     

     

    Regards,

    Marcus

    SmartBear Support

    • Olga_T's avatar
      Olga_T
      SmartBear Alumni (Retired)

      Hi all,

       

      MarcusJ, thank you for your reply!

       

      richie, does this help? Can we mark it as a Solution?