Verifying received content

With content verification points, you can check that actual received data matches the expected data that is specified in the verification point.

About this task

When you add verification points, the received data is compared with the expected data that is specified in the verification point test element. With content verification points enable, you can directly compare the content data that the server returns and return a Pass status when the criteria is met.

Procedure

To add a content verification point to a socket test:

  1. Open the test editor, right click a socket receive element, and select Add > Content Verification Point.
  2. Select the verification point, and in the Test Element Details area of the test editor, specify the verification criteria:
    Comparison operator
    Specify the criteria to use to perform the verification, among the following operators:
    Equals
    The verification point returns a Pass status if the received data exactly matches the text or binary content that is specified in the Data area.
    Contains
    The verification point returns a Pass status if the text or binary content that is specified in the Data area occurs at least once in the received data.
    Starts with
    The verification point returns a Pass status if the text or binary content that is specified in the Data area occurs at the beginning of the received data.
    Ends with
    The verification point returns a Pass status if the text or binary content that is specified in the Data area occurs at the end of the received data.
    Differs from
    The verification point returns a Pass status if the received data does not exactly match the text or binary content that is specified in the Data area.
    Does not contain
    The verification point returns a Pass status if the text or binary content that is specified in the Data area does not occur at least once in the received data.
    Does not start with
    The verification point returns a Pass status if the text or binary content that is specified in the Data area does not occur at the beginning of the received data.
    Data
    Specify the data that is expected to be received through the connection.
    Binary
    In this view, edit the expected content as binary data.
    Raw ASCII
    In this view, edit the expected content as raw ASCII data. Bytes are expressed as 7-bit alphanumeric characters or two-digit hexadecimal bytes preceded with \x. Additionally, \r and \n stand for carriage-return and line-feed, while \\ represents the backslash character.

What to do next

You can enable or disable each socket verification point by clicking Enable verification point in the test editor.
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