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I am revisiting a page to create a new record instead of editing a record and I need to ensure that all the field values have been cleared out. (the page is shared between the different actions so I need to make sure the right action produces the right result).
How can I assert that all input fields are clear from data after reset (selenium-ruby-cucumber)

  • Seems like a good question which I've attempted to improve despite close squad mafia – Michael Durrant May 25 '18 at 0:04
  • How is this question 'unclear' ? This question is like the definition of clarity – Michael Durrant May 25 '18 at 9:47
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Step 0. Set up Webdriver.

require 'rubygems'  
require 'selenium-webdriver'  
driver = Selenium::WebDriver.for :chrome  

Step 1. Set a variable for finding values found_values= false
Step 2. Get an array of all the input elements inputs= driver.find_elements('input')

# all('input') if using Capybara btw 

Step 3. Iterate through them, e.g.

inputs.each |field| do
  field.value <> '' && found_values= true
  break if found_values
end

Step 4. expect(found_values).to be false

Note:

irb(main):001:0> a=2 && b=3
=> 3
irb(main):002:0> p b
3
=> 3
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    Hi Michael! How should your pseudo-code be treated? The line inside "do..end" looks like a pure logical expression (except "break") representing some boolean result, however "do" implies some action taken. It seems here is a mix of conditions, assigning value to a variable and breaking the loop, however that is not obvious. – Alexey R. May 24 '18 at 20:13
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    Hi @AlexeyR. Thanks. Updated a bit,. The && will get found_values set to true based on condition. I moved the break to the next link based on found_values value – Michael Durrant May 24 '18 at 23:47
  • What if i want to assert without capybara? – SallyDeveloper May 27 '18 at 6:45
  • that is just about using all. Without capybara use find_elements as shown – Michael Durrant May 27 '18 at 11:11

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