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relative path for input/output files

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relative path for input/output files

Hi, Ole:

I use external txt files for Datasource input as well as I output my xml request/response to external files.  One issue I saw in testing
was if other people want to run my soapUI project files, they will run into error since they might have different directory path.

Can you add a “testDir” option somewhere in preference that way, for example, we can set testDir = C:\Workspace\QA\Automation
and then in my datasource configuration, leave a field for the user to set up the rest of the path, in this case,
File: TestDir\SoapUI\Phase2.5\myProject.xml

Or we can call TestDir in our groovy script
def msg=context.getProperty("GetDVRDevices_AfterUnlink#Response")
new File(context.testCase.testSuite.project.testDir+ "GetDVRDevices_AfterUnlinkRS" + dateFormat.format(date) + ".txt").write(msg2)

Or do you have a better suggestion?

I am concern about how other people can call my input and output files correctly if using relative path.

Super Contributor

Hi Li,

currently what you can do is use the projectPath property in groovyUtils to create a path relative to the project file. If you for example have a "testdata" folder next to your project file containing your data, you can use

def groovyUtils = new context ) groovyUtils.projectPath )

def msg=context.getProperty("GetDVRDevices_AfterUnlink#Response")

new File(groovyUtils.projectPath + "\\testdata\\GetDVRDevices_AfterUnlinkRS" + dateFormat.format(date) + ".txt").write(msg2)

Your testDir is a good idea, We'll find some way to support the concept!


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