Verification code samples (Java SDK)

Basic verification example

The following example uses the Verify class to verify navigation to a page on a website.

public void verify_linkNavigatesToLaptopsPage() throws Exception {
	//Launch the Chrome browser.
	Browser browser = BrowserFactory.launch(BrowserType.CHROME);

		//Navigate to the New Tours website.

		//Click the "LAPTOPS" link
		browser.describe(Link.class, new LinkDescription.Builder()

		//Wait for the browser to complete the navigation.

		//Verify that the correct Web page opens.
		Verify.areEqual("", browser.getURL(), "verify_linkNavigatesToLaptopsPage", "Verify that the browser's URL is as expected.");
	catch(Error e){
		Reporter.reportEvent("verify_linkNavigatesToLaptopsPage","Failed during test",Status.Failed, e);
		throw e;

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Custom verification example

The following example shows how to use a custom verification method that verifies a sum of numbers. In this case, it is used to sum the price of two items in a shopping cart in a retail application.

The method receives three parameters: the two numbers to sum and the total.

The method is called in the test script, and the arguments passed are fetched from the application using UFT Developer API.

	// The example below shows usage of verification extensibility - implementing custom verifications
	public void testTotalPrice() throws ReportException {
		long price1;
		long price2;
		long totalPrice;
		// .
		// .
		// This is where you add code to: add two items to the shopping cart, find their price,
		// and update each item's price in the price1 and price2 variables.
		price1 = 100;
		price2 = 200;
		totalPrice = 300;

		// Then go to the check-out page, find the total price, add update the totalPrice variable with this value.
		// .
		// .
		// The following code calls the custom verification method verifyTotalSumOfNumbers.
		// The verification name and description are set and then passed as arguments along with the price arguments.
		String name = "Verify Total Price";
		String verificationDescription = "Verify that the total purchase price is indeed a sum of the items in the cart";
		verifyTotalSumOfNumbers(price1, price2, totalPrice, name, verificationDescription);

		// .
		// .
		// Continue test logic
		// .
		// .


	// This is the implementation of the custom verification method
	protected void verifyTotalSumOfNumbers(long num1, long num2,
						long total, String name,
						String verificationDescription) throws ReportException{

		// Create a VerificationData object and set its name, description and operation.
		VerificationData verificationData = new VerificationData(); = name;
		verificationData.description = verificationDescription;
		verificationData.operationName = "totalSumOfNumbers";
		// Operation name helps better categorize the check made.
		// For example, for the same verification name ("Verify Total Price") you could also have
		// the “checkCurrency” operation (in another VerificationData object).

		// Create the verification parameters, set their label and values.
		VerificationParameter verificationParameter1 = new VerificationParameter("First Number", num1);
		VerificationParameter verificationParameter2 = new VerificationParameter("Second Number", num2);
		VerificationParameter verificationParameter3 = new VerificationParameter("Actual Sum", total);

		// Add the verification parameters to the parameters list of the verificationData object.

		// Call a custom comparison method
		boolean sumMatches = (num1+num2 == total);

		// Check whether the sums match. If they do, return reportVerification with a passes status.
		// If not, return it with a failed status. The status is displayed in the test report.
		if (sumMatches){
			Reporter.reportVerification(Status.Passed, verificationData);
			Reporter.reportVerification(Status.Failed, verificationData);

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