Assigning and accessing variables

Assigning Variables

Variables can also be directly created and assigned for use within a Feature File. A new variable can be created and assigned a value using the following Step:

I assign "ABC" to variable "my_stoloc"

Accessing Variables

Once a value is stored in a variable, the variable can be used in any subsequent Step within a given Scenario in place of a Step argument by referencing the variable with the "$" qualifier.

I enter $my_stoloc

Note: Cycle treats any text between quotes as a literal string. This means that a $VAR inside of quotes is not treated as a variable. For example, the Step:

I enter "$lodnum"

would result in $lodnum being typed on the screen.

Echoing variable values

An easy way to see the value of a variable is using:

I echo $my_stoloc

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