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Assert a date in format (e.g. MM-DD-CCYY) = date in a format (e.g. CCYY-MM-DDTHH24:MI:SSZ)

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Assert a date in format (e.g. MM-DD-CCYY) = date in a format (e.g. CCYY-MM-DDTHH24:MI:SSZ)



I have a PATCH REST request (json type payload) which contains a requiredByDate attribute with a date value with format MM-DD-CCYY


The follow up GET REST json response contains the requiredByDate attribute, but the value is transformed from MM-DD-CCYY to CCYY-MM-DDTHH24:MI:SS format.


I need to verify the date is correct with the new date format, but  I've no idea how to do this - I'm guessing a small script assertion might do the job - but I really have no idea how to proceed - although i did have a go....


e.g. my example PATCH's payload is as follows:

"requiredByDate" : "07-29-2019",
"certifierId" : "123456"

my example GET's response payload is as follows:

"certifierdecision" : 814250000,
"certifierfullname" : "Robert Smith",
"certifierid" : "123456",
"reasonforrejecting" : null,
"statuscode" : 814250005,
"reasonnotes" : null,
"requiredByDate" : "2019-07-29T00:00:00Z",
"dateofinspection" : "2019-10-15T00:00:00Z",
"certificateitemid" : "65f73d0f-fdef-e911-a813-000d3a4aa8a9"

I tried putting a script assertion together against the GET request (after saving the PATCH request's date in a Properties step) knowing I wouldnt get absolutely right - but I wanted to give it a go anyway and this is what I got:

def USdate = context.expand('${Properties#requiredByDate}')
def date = Date.parse("MM-dd-yyyy",USdate)
def UKdate = date.format("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss'Z'")

assert USdate == UKdate

Obviously the assertion fails - because I'm saying 07-29-2019 is the same as '2019-07-29T00:00:00'

the results of the logging in the snippet is as follows:

Tue Oct 22 20:01:58 BST 2019: INFO: 07-29-2019
Tue Oct 22 20:01:58 BST 2019: INFO: 2019-07-29T00:00:00Z

Would anyone know how I can assert a date in one format (e.g. MM-DD-CCYY) is equivalent to the date in a different format (e.g. CCYY-MM-DDTHH24:MI:SSZ)?


I hope I've been clear in my request


Thanks to all!




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Here is the sample that you are looking for.

Basically, compare year, month, date.
In java 8, it is possible to compare only dates without time as well.

SmartBear Alumni (Retired)

Hi @richie, it looks like nmrao has a suggestion for you!Smiley Happy

Does it solve your issue? 

Sonya Mihaljova
Community and Education Specialist

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