I am just providing some info on something I observed
when running a data driven test
Make sure you run data source first by hitting play!
then run the teststep
If you initially run the test without hitting play on datasource chances are data will not be cached and nothing will be sent to the request!
Now if you are running the whole test case you wont have this issue!
There's an option in the Data Source options to "Preload data if possible." Also, I've noticed that if the DataSource is in your test case, running the test case as a whole SHOULD initialize the data source.
I believe it would act as caching, but you shouldn't need to run the data source to cache data.
Same issue preloading as I thought is same as caching so if test step run without running the data source.
request will literally draw blank!
Looks like a design decision to me so should be fine as long as you know what your are doing!
I misunderstood what you were doing. You are right, if you run a test step alone without pre-loading the data source, then you'll be missing values. I apologize if I muddied the waters.
@msiadak No need to apologize
while I was running this it made sense that this must have been a design decision