Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Selenium Data-driven Properties file | @DataProvider

This is the continuation of one my previous topics, #link.  In this method, we are using @dataProvider annotation on TestNG to fetch keywords from a Properties file and passing the arguments to Test class. This is my implementation to work with Properties file via dataprovider.

Properties File | @DataProvider

The below example illustrates on how to work with @dataprovider in-order to fetch values from a properties file.

1| Create a Test class file similar to the one given below:

package packagename;

import java.util.HashMap;

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.testng.annotations.AfterTest;
import org.testng.annotations.BeforeTest;
import org.testng.annotations.DataProvider;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class Google {
    private WebDriver driver;

    public Object[][] data() throws Exception {
        HashMap<String,String[]> dataSet= new properties2TestData().getData();
        String search1Strings[]=dataSet.get("search1");
        String search2Strings[]=dataSet.get("search2");
        int size =search1Strings.length;
        // modify 2 upon the no. of rows; Here, I used two rows, 'search1' & 'search2'
        Object[][] creds = new Object[size][2];  
        for(int i=0;i<size;i++)
        return creds;

    public void setUp() throws Exception {
        driver = new ChromeDriver();


    @Test(dataProvider = "keywords", description = "Google_Test")
    public void search(String search1, String search2) throws Exception {

        // search google via keyword 1
        driver.findElement("q")).sendKeys("" + search1);

        // search google via keyword 1
        driver.findElement("q")).sendKeys("" + search2);

    public void tearDown() throws Exception {



2| Create another java class file, 'properties2TestData' under the same package.

package packagename;

import java.util.Enumeration;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.ResourceBundle;

public class properties2TestData {

    public properties2TestData() {

    public HashMap<String,String[]> getData(){
    HashMap<String,String[]> configMap=new HashMap<String,String[]>();
    ResourceBundle bundle = ResourceBundle.getBundle("config");
        Enumeration<String> keys = bundle.getKeys();
        String aKey = keys.nextElement();
        String aValue = bundle.getString(aKey);
        configMap.put(aKey, aValue.split(","));
        } catch (Exception e) {
        return configMap;


3| Create a properties data-source file similar to the contents given below separated with comma (,)

search1=Prashanth Sams,bypasshacker,

4| Now, place file inside your project's Source folder[src]
5| Save the file and run test :)


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