Lesson 7 Using Regular Expressions
Using Regular Expressions
In Lesson 4, "Creating Checkpoints," you created a text checkpoint that
searched for a specific text string. You can use regular expressions to increase
the flexibility and adaptability of your tests.
In this lesson you will learn about:
Regular Expression Syntax
Regular expressions enable QuickTest to identify objects and text strings
with varying values. You can use regular expressions when defining the
properties of an object, the methods of an argument, when parameterizing a
step, and when creating checkpoints with varying values.
A regular expression is a string that specifies a complex search phrase. By
using special characters such as a period (.), asterisk (*), caret (^), and
brackets ([ ]), you define the conditions of the search. For more information
on regular expression syntax, refer to the QuickTest Professional User's Guide.