Tomas Leffew Tomas Leffew - 1 year ago 65
PHP Question

How would I set up behat to check to see if I am on a route with a dynamic number?

In behat I would like to check to see if the route I am going to is the correct route, the only issue is everytime I visit the route the number changes. How would I set up my behat to look for any number after wards and let it pass. So what I have is:

Then I should be on "/clinic/participant/create/{id}"

That bracket {id} will always be dynamic and if possible I would like to either ignore the last id or put a wildcard of some sort on it to say whatever is passed here works as long as its a number.

This is my work around, but I would still like to know if there is a easier way / cleaner way to do this.

public function iShouldBeOnRoute($url)
$urlArray = explode('/', $url);
$urlPath = $this->getSession()->getCurrentUrl();

$urlPathArray = explode('/', $urlPath);
$testedUrl = join('/', $urlArray) . end($urlPathArray);


Answer Source

Assuming that this URL is an existing link that you can actually see, then you could create a custom step that gets the href attribute and then visit that url.

For example:

I am on create participant page

this step should contain:
- find element -> get attribute href, save it in a variable
- use visit with that variable

The css selector used should be:


If you have the id and you only need to check that the url contains that id you could just use a strpos !== false and throw exception or an assert.

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