Copy and paste text from Variable
For an online application I have html fields which do not include the "max length" or "set text" methods. That leaves me with keying in characters to verify the max length allowed, which is not fast since the database limits are 4,000 characters. Is there a way within Keyword tests to copy the text of a project variable and then paste that into the field? Any other suggestions?
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Are you using On Screen Action or Call Object Method operations? Call Object Method may have the methods you need.
If not, use the Object Spy in Advanced mode to list out all of the properties of the object, then you might be able to use a Call Object Method OR a code snippet using the SetAttributes method using a project variable as the value to set.
> Is there a way within Keyword tests to copy the text of a project variable and then paste that into the field?
Most probably, you will have to use the RunCodeSnippet operation, and you may consider copying/pasting into field from clipboard as a possible option.
Something like this in pseudo-code:
var oField = ... // set a reference to the required field oField.Click(); // this will set a focus to a field oField.Keys("^[Home][P200]^![End][Del]"); // select all text in a field and delete it. "^A[Del]" might work as well var strValue = getRandomString(5000); // your custom function that will return 5000 characters-long random string var oClp = Sys.Clipboard; // preserve current value of clipboard Sys.Clipboard = strValue; // stores strValue into clipboard. This line of code must immediately precede the next one to lower the chance of clipboard content corruption oField.Keys("^V"); // paste from the clipboard via Ctrl-V shortcut Sys.Clipboard = oClp; // restore clipboard var strActualValue = oField.wText; // get actual value from a field // do whatever verifications against strValue and strActualValue
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I was able to do this by opening using the notepad as a TestedApp. A file with the text is opening, copied from the TestedApp, and then pasted into the application, then the TestedApp gets closed.