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How are variables passed from a Master plan to a Sub plan?

How are variables passed from a Master plan to a Sub plan?


This following set-up relies on everything being run from the Master plan.

  1. The Master plan will pass the variables to the Sub plan.
  2. The Sub plan accepts the variables and passes them to the testcase.
  3. The testcase will accept the variables and process the values.

Within the Master plan file;

  • Using the "$" symbol, create all the variables that are to be passed to any subsequent Sub plan files.
  • Using the "include:" keyword add the Sub plan that will be called from the Master plan.

Within the Sub plan file;

  • Using the "testdata:" keyword, make sure to add the variables/arguments being passed to the Sub plan.
  • As usual, ensure that the correct testscript and testcase are associated.

Within the Test script;

  • Inside the parenthesis, add the list of the variables/arguments that the function expects.

Old KB# 21674


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