Use Variable in Selenium IDE for Chrome


How to Use Variables in Selenium IDE for Chrome?



When using variables in test steps in Selenium IDE for Chrome, you need to remember the following:

1. Use "store *" commands to assign values to variables. For example, "store | Hello world! | message" assigns "Hello world!" as a text value to a variable named as "message".

2. Retrieve value from variable using the ${variable} expression. For example, "echo | ${message}" prints the text value from variable named as "message" in the log.

3. Don't use arithmetic expressions as values. Selenium IDE does not evaluate arithmetic expressions. For example, "store | 1+2+3+4+5 | sum" assigns the string "1+2+3+4+5" to "sum", not the value 15.

4. Use "execute script | return expression; | varible" to evaluate any expression and store the result to a variable. For example, "execute script | return 1+2+3+4+5 | sum" assigns 15 to "sum".

Here is a sample test called "Variable" on how to use variables:

1	store | Hello world! | message
2	echo | ${message}
3	store | 1+2+3+4+5 | sum
4	echo | ${sum}
5	execute script | return 1+2+3+4+5; | sum 
6	echo | ${sum}

Here is the log output when you execute the above test.

1. store on Hello world! with value message OK
echo: Hello world!
3. store on 1+2+3+4+5 with value sum OK
echo: 1+2+3+4+5
5. executeScript on return 1+2+3+4+5; with value sum OK
echo: 15
'Variable' completed successfully


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