Sunday, January 15, 2012

Visual Studio Web test, creating extraction rule

I was creating a web test for a flow, with several forms, I had an ID that I wanted to use later in other requests, that wasn’t detected by the Visual studio parameter automatic linking.

The easiest way to do that

1- I did a run for the recorded scenario

2- I searched for the request that was displaying the ID on the screen

3- I went to the Response tab, where I can see the response html

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4- I looked for the ID that I need to extract

5- Select the text that you want to extract, then do a right click and select Add Extraction Rule

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After doing so, the web test will be opened and a confirmation will be displayed showing the rule name

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If the required text is at the beginning of the line, you might need to add “\n” at the end of the “Starts with”