I hope someone can help me; kind of new to OATS. I can’t figure out how to test for object/text existence and return results back to the script. There are methods for verifying text and objects; i.e.
These methods just report pass or fail to the test. I need to get the data back programmatically so I can use it logically. I know you can do this pretty easily in Selenium and QTP so there must be a way in OATS.
You can use the Object Explorer to find the xpath of the object you are interested and check for its existence, and then grab some attribute of that object for use elsewhere.
if (web.element(6,"/web:window[@index='0' or @title='Software and Services - SCL']/web:document[@index='0']/web:span[@text='Services' or @index='14']")
// get an attribute of object here ,e.g
String myval = web.element(41,"/web:window[@index='0' or @title='Software and Services - SCL']/web:document[@index='0']/web::span[@text='Services' or @index='14'].getAttribute("innerText");
// use myval elsewhere
Hope it helps.