🧑‍💻 Postscript - run code
Create and run various assertions by adding custom codes.
Loadmill provides a wide range of features that you may use in your tests. Having said that, sometimes you may find yourself needing to create a custom validation or it is just more intuitive for you to write a piece of code instead of using the GUI. So, we’ve got it covered by introducing the Postscript request section.
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The Postscript section within requests allows inserting Javascript (JS) code that may contain parameter extractions, custom assertions (validations), and much more. ‌

Adding JS Code ‌

Let's take a look at a very simple example showing how Postscript works. ‌
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const my_fruit = $.fruit; // Extracting the response body value and assigning my_fruit with the "fruit" property.
assert.equal(my_fruit,'banana'); // Asserting that the "my_fruit" value equals 'banana'.//
In the example above, we have the response body that is an object {“fruit”:”banana”}. By using Postscript, we can access the response body value ‘banana’ and then assert it:
const my_fruit = $.fruit; - here we access the response body value by using JSONPath expression - $.fruit and assigning “my_fruit” with the fruit property.
assert.equal(my_fruit,'banana'); - then, we add the assertion validating that “my_fruit” equals ‘banana’. Postscript uses the assert Node.js module, find more info about it here. Let’s say we have a bug and API returned my_fruit equals ‘apple’ for some reason, so the test will fail and we’ll get a pretty error message like this:
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Test Flow example

Below is an example of a similar scenario that we covered above. Go ahead, copy & paste it to your suite and see live how Postscript works!
{ "url": "httpbin.org/anything", "delay": "", "stopBefore": "", "description": "My awesome request", "method": "POST", "expectedStatus": "SUCCESS", "postScript": "const my_fruit = $.json.fruit; // Extracting the response body value and assigning my_fruit with the \"fruit\" property.\n\nassert.equal(my_fruit,'banana'); // Asserting that the \"my_fruit\" value equals 'banana'.", "timeout": 60000, "postData": { "text": "{\"fruit\":\"banana\"}", "mimeType": "application/json" }, "headers": {}, "extract": [], "assert": [], "parameters": null }

Important notes when using Postscript ‌

  1. 1.
    Supported scripting languages: Javascript.
  2. 2.
    Supported parameter extraction types: JSONPath. Others are coming soon. Meanwhile, if you are using another Extraction type like jQuery, Clojure etc, you can extract a parameter within Extractions and use it for validations in Postscript.
  3. 3.
    Note, when using parameters from Extractions, it will give you a string value. If you want to use it as a non-string value in Postscript, you should JSON.parse it first:
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4. Loadmill built-in functions support: coming soon, stay tuned. 😉
5. Remember with great power comes great responsibility so use it wisely. 🕷