Cutting and pasting in tests

You can cut, copy, and paste in HTTP tests.

The test editor supports the standard cutting, pasting, and copying of test elements by using the Edit menu or keyboard shortcuts. Test elements include HTTP pages, HTTP page elements, and requests. If you cut a test element, that element is not actually removed from the test until you next cut or paste.

If you copy a test element, that element is not actually copied until you next paste. For this reason, do not close the test from which you copy a test element until you have pasted the test element into another test. If you copy a test element from a test, and then close the test, nothing is pasted when you attempt to paste the test element. When you cut an element, it becomes unavailable (gray) and is displayed in italics. When you paste an element, it is displayed in italics until you save the test.

If you copy a request from one test to another and the connection details are same, the connections are copied. If the server URL in the another test is different, the connection detail is not copied. Click Change to add a new connection.

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Note: Cutting and pasting can break correlations between test elements. For example, it is possible to cut a test element that contains a reference that a later portion of the test requires. When you cut, copy, or paste HTTP test elements, you are not warned of potential data correlation problems. You must ensure that the editing operation does not cause a data correlation error.