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Is there any way to set an optional parameter to a default value in Silk Test 4Test?

Is there any way to set an optional parameter to a default value in Silk Test 4Test?

Although 4Test allows "optional" arguments when creating a function in SilkTest, it does not facilitate the ability to set these to a default value if nothing is passed into the function. Below is a description of how this can be implemented using a function called SetDefault.

The usage pattern for SetDefault is illustrated in the following example, which was extracted from a set of utilities for accessing Excel spreadsheets from SilkTest:

[-] string Select (list of string lsColumn, string sSheet optional)
  [ ] SetDefault (sSheet, "Sheet1")
  [ ] // create part of SQL string for Excel access
  [ ] // etc
  [ ] return sSheet //for illustration only

Whenever a function, method or testcase has optional parameters, the declarations should immediately be followed with SetDefault statements corresponding to each optional parameter. This ensures that each optional parameter is given a default, and is also clearly readable as setting that default. This is easier to manage and maintain than if-statements.

The SetDefault function itself is fairly simple, although some care is needed to get the right combination of parameter attributes.

Here is the code:

[+] SetDefault (inout anytype aValue null, anytype aDefaultValue)
  [-] if isNull (aValue)
    [ ] aValue = aDefaultValue

 

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