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In SoapUI Pro Current date and time - no longer working

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Alleyn
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In SoapUI Pro Current date and time - no longer working

After a .net upgrade my code for calculating the current date and time no longer works. The below worked fine before  with the below

${= new Date().format('yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSSSS Z')}

but now I get the error

The JSON value could not be converted to System.DateTime. Path: $.occurredOn | LineNumber: 26 | BytePositionInLine: 51.

 

Can anyone offer some solution please?

 

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richie
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Re: In SoapUI Pro Current date and time - no longer working after upgrading from .net code 2.2 to 3.

Hey @Alleyn,

So weird! It looks like it's parsing and escaping your double quotes and then moaning cos it doesnt like the escaping!

I like your work around!

Cheers,

Rich
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richie
Community Hero

Re: In SoapUI Pro Current date and time - no longer working after upgrading from .net code 2.2 to 3.

Hey @Alleyn 

 

try ${=new java.text.SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss").format(new Date())} instead

 

ta

 

rich

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Alleyn
Occasional Contributor

Re: In SoapUI Pro Current date and time - no longer working after upgrading from .net code 2.2 to 3.

Hi @richie 

 

Thanks for replyin - unfortunately it'll still same error being returned

'0x0D' is invalid within a JSON string. The string should be correctly escaped. Path: $.occurredOn | LineNumber:

26 | BytePositionInLine: 35.

 

Might just get the value from a Groovy script instead and pass it in and see how that works.

richie
Community Hero

Re: In SoapUI Pro Current date and time - no longer working after upgrading from .net code 2.2 to 3.

Hey @Alleyn 

 

 

There must be something else going on.   A lot of people found they're use of that date() method failing about a year ago and I thought the method had been deprecated in the jre or I think readyapi! moved to openJDK or something like that and so everyone needed to use a different method going forward.

 

I started using the following at that point:

${=new java.text.SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss").format(new Date())}

 

and the following is completely overkill, but you could try this which also generates curr sysdatetime

 

${=import java.text.SimpleDateFormat; Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance(); cal.add(Calendar.DATE, -0); new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss").format(cal.getTime());}

 

HOWEVER - I suspect the second option won't help either as it still uses the SimpleDateFormat() & Date() methods like the previous option.

 

What version of ReadyAPI are you using?  Also - I didn't understand the significance of upgrading the .net - why should this make a difference to ReadyAPI as it's Java.....???

 

nice one 

 

rich

 

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Alleyn
Occasional Contributor

Re: In SoapUI Pro Current date and time - no longer working after upgrading from .net code 2.2 to 3.

Hi Rich,

 

Thanks for the reply - ignore the .net comment! I was getting that crossed with another issue I was working at the time.

I get the below error with ${=new java.text.SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss").format(new Date())}

 

   "occurredOn" : "startup failed:
Script1.groovy: 1: unexpected char: '\' @ line 1, column 32.
   new java.text.SimpleDateFormat(\"yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss\").format(new Date())                                  ^
org.codehaus.groovy.syntax.SyntaxException: unexpected char: '\' @ line 1, column 32.

 

In the end I just used the following to me get quickly going - not sure if it's the best solution but it works for me. I had to create a Groovy script and then just reference it.

 

def CurrentYearTime = use( groovy.time.TimeCategory ) { new Date()}.format("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm")
testRunner.testCase.setPropertyValue( "CurrentYearTime", CurrentYearTime )

 

richie
Community Hero

Re: In SoapUI Pro Current date and time - no longer working after upgrading from .net code 2.2 to 3.

Hey @Alleyn,

So weird! It looks like it's parsing and escaping your double quotes and then moaning cos it doesnt like the escaping!

I like your work around!

Cheers,

Rich
if this helped answer the post, could you please mark it as 'solved'? Also if you consider whether the title of your post is relevant? Perhaps if the post is solved, it might make sense to update the Subject header field of the post to something more descriptive? This will help people when searching for problems. Ta

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