Rusty Wizard Rusty Wizard - 9 months ago 108
AngularJS Question

Is data driven testing possible with protractor?

What I would like to achieve is for the Protractor tests to extract data from a separate data file (e.g CSV, JSON, etc) so that I could change the data without having to touch the test script code.

Is this possible with Protractor?

Answer Source

You can use browser.params to read custom test data.

To read from a JSON file simply add params to your config file

exports.config = {
  params: require('./your-params-file.json'),

NodeJS will automatically convert the JSON file to a Javascript object that is easily accessible from any of your tests through browser.params.whateverYourJSONHas.

If you really need to use CSV then try some parser like csvtojson or google / open another question about "NodeJS convert CSV file to array of POJOs"