Placeholders

Most built-in steps can use placeholders in their arguments, those will be automatically resolved from the session:

  • URL
  • Expected body
  • HTTP params (name and value)
  • HTTP headers (name and value)
  • JSON Path
import com.github.agourlay.cornichon.CornichonFeature

class PlaceholderFeature extends CornichonFeature {

  def feature =
  Feature("Placeholders examples") {

    Scenario("abstract favorite superheroes") {

      Given I save("favorite-superhero"  "Batman")

      Then assert session_value("favorite-superhero").is("Batman")

      When I get("http://localhost:8080/superheroes/<favorite-superhero>")

      Then assert body.is(
        """
        {
          "name": "<favorite-superhero>",
          "realName": "Bruce Wayne",
          "city": "Gotham city",
          "publisher": "DC"
        }
        """
      )

      And I save_body_path("city" -> "batman-city")

      Then assert session_value("batman-city").is("Gotham city")

      Then assert body.is(
        """
        {
          "name": "<favorite-superhero>",
          "realName": "Bruce Wayne",
          "city": "<batman-city>",
          "publisher": "DC"
        }
        """
      )
    }
  }
}

It is also possible to inject random values inside placeholders using:

  • <random-uuid> for a random UUID
  • <random-positive-integer> for a random Integer between 0-10000
  • <random-string> for a random String of length 5
  • <random-alphanum-string> for a random alphanumeric String of length 5
  • <random-boolean> for a random Boolean string
  • <random-timestamp> for a random timestamp
  • <current-timestamp> for the current timestamp
post("http://url.io/somethingWithAnId").withBody(
"""
  {
    "id" : "<random-uuid>"
  }
""")

If you save several times a value under the same key, the session will behave like a Multimap by appending the values.

It becomes then possible to retrieve past values :

  • <name> always uses the latest value taken by the key.
  • <name[0]> uses the first value taken by the key
  • <name[1]> uses the second element taken by the key