Can anyone help me to send json request in one line ?? Example

  "benefitPlanIDs": [
      "benefitPlanID": "011748abc",
      "benefitPlanPlatform": "abc"
  "clientId": "abc",
  "dateOfService": "2017-01-01",
  "language": "English",
  "searchPhrase": "Digital",
  "session": "3nopmolkgjanbe2x2ddttlua"

I need to pass this as Given User hits "/end points" When User make Search in request

  | searchPhrase |
  | "out"        |

Right now I am passing as When User enters request details as following, , ,,, ,

  | BenefitPlanPlatform | BenefitPlanID     | ClientId | Session                    | DateOfService | Language  | searchPhrase |
  | "abc"              | "0117482abc" | "abc"  | "3nopmolkgjanbe2x2ddttlua" | "2017-01-01"  | "English" | "out"        |

2 Answers 2


Hi you can use multiline argument (docstring) for this:

https://cucumber.io/docs/gherkin/reference/#doc-strings https://github.com/intuit/karate/blob/master/README.md#multi-line-expressions

Your step definition:

Here you pass the json between """ and """

Given a blog post named "Random" with Markdown body
       { "benefitPlanIDs": [ { "benefitPlanID": "011748abc", "benefitPlanPlatform": "abc" } ], "clientId": "abc", "dateOfService": "2017-01-01", "language": "English", "searchPhrase": "Digital", "session": "3nopmolkgjanbe2x2ddttlua" }

Your step definition :

the text is retrieved in the step definition as an argument,so if your step definition is like:

Given('the user is {string}', function(a){

change it to:

Given('the user is {string}', function(a,b){

You will have the docstring as the last argument parameter 'b'

  • Just fyi, in Karate, you cannot define a custom function like you do in Cucumber, as described in your answer.
    – djangofan
    Commented Jun 5, 2020 at 21:03
  • @djangofan that was for cucumber , github.com/intuit/karate/blob/master/… the correct implementation can be seen here
    – PDHide
    Commented Jun 5, 2020 at 21:19

I'm assuming you are using Java in your testing framework. You have two ways of achieving it.

Option 1:

Try using Karate framework. If you use Java and want to do easy API testing.

Option 2:

Table is an object with fields named accordingly to table header. Basically you need to serialize them to json in a way that is suitable. You can use gson library for serialization.

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