Thomas Sundberg

June 30, 2014

Cucumber data tables

This post is available at http://www.thinkcode.se/blog/2014/06/30/cucumber-data-tables

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11 Comments »

  1. Super useful 🙂
    Thanks

    Comment by BehranG BinA — August 14, 2014 @ 03:45

  2. nice article 🙂

    Comment by sumita — November 5, 2014 @ 09:51

  3. FWIW, this also works nicely with python Behave.

    Comment by Greg Gauthier — March 31, 2015 @ 10:25

  4. Hi,

    I can read froma table that has more than columns using the below last solution. The erro that I receive : cucumber.runtime.CucumberException: No such field

    I’m using Cucumber JVM.
    Any solutions?

    Comment by Cornelia — June 16, 2015 @ 09:32

    • I meant to mean that I can’t read from a table that has more than 2 columns

      Comment by Cornelia — June 16, 2015 @ 09:33

      • Hi!

        I am not sure what your problem is. I would have to see your code to be able to offer any suggestion. If you share it on Github or something similar, I might be able to take a look.

        /Thomas

        Comment by Thomas Sundberg — June 16, 2015 @ 09:56

  5. Hi Thomas,

    Nice tutorial which is explaining complex DataTable API in very simple way.

    Just wanted to check if nested objects can also be bound.

    e.g. Person has 2 direct attributes (firstName, lastName) and has nested “Address” Object.
    Address Object has street Attribute

    | firstName | lastName | address.street |
    | abc | xyz | 5657 |

    public void test_xyz(List persons) throws Throwable {

    … some code ….
    persons.get(0).getAddress().getStreet();

    }

    Comment by Ankit Pandey — January 22, 2016 @ 11:32

    • Hi Ankit!

      I don’t know. Or rather I haven’t tried. I would do an experiment and find out.

      At the same time, I am not sure why I would want that for the moment. The data in a data table isn’t a database, it is examples needed for a specific scenario. A potential complex system with nested values seems a bit risky to me. Chances are that you introduce problems that way. It is probably better to be dead simple and therefore a bit unsophisticated.

      /Thomas

      Comment by Thomas Sundberg — January 22, 2016 @ 14:18

  6. Thank you very much for you blog post. I did not know that Gherkin is that powerull. You post is far better than the official Cucumber docs.

    Comment by Robert — April 15, 2016 @ 12:11

  7. Thanks this is helpful.

    Comment by rlsmall — April 21, 2016 @ 01:03


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