The JSONPath Count assertion uses a JSONPath expression to count the occurrences of an element in a request or response.
The JSONPath expression in this assertion returns a numeric value. To compare a value with some specific content, use the JSONPath Match assertion.
This assertion applies only to requests and responses, bodies of which contain JSON data.
To learn more about the JSONPath syntax, see JSONPath Reference.
This assertion is available in multiple ReadyAPI applications. Depending on the application, it validates the following data:
|In...||Checks...||To learn more...|
|Functional tests||The request or response body.||See Working With Assertions in Functional Tests.|
|Security tests||The response body.||See Security Assertions.|
|ServiceV||The request body.||See Assertions in Virtual Services.|
Create an assertion
Setting up properties
In the JSONPath Expression edit box, specify the JSONPath expression you want to use to search for elements to count, or use the toolbar controls to create the expression automatically.
To use the toolbar controls, run the request you want to validate at least once.
Click to call the Select JSON dialog. Use it to select a node from the last request or response and create a JSON path expression for this node.
In the Expected Result edit box, specify the value you are expecting to get.
Use these commands to visually select the value from the existing request or response:
Option Description Select Content Add a property expansion in the result. Select from Current Get a value from the last response you have received (or the last request the virtual service has received).
To command the assertion to use an asterisk wildcard (
*) for varying parts of the value, select Allow Wildcards.
Note: If you do not select this option, the assertion will fail on dynamic values.
To test your assertion on the last response you have received (or the last request the virtual service has received), click Test.
To avoid typing the desired JSONPath expression manually, click and select the desired JSON element or attribute in the subsequent dialog.
ReadyAPI will form the JSONPath expression that refers the selected item, and will set the result from the last request or response as the expected result.
ASP.NET-based services enclose the JSON response payload into the
droot element for security reasons. By default, ReadyAPI does not strip the
delement out, but there is an option to automatically remove it. If you turn this option on, JSON-related assertions created from the JSON response will not take the root element into account, which can cause the assertion to fail unexpectedly.
The following JSONPath expression counts how many
textsubelements are in the
The following JSONPath expression counts all subelements of the
The following JSONPath expression gets the size of the
The following JSONPath expression counts all
textsubelements of the
headertype in the
Other assertions with JSONPath
Add more assertions that use JSONPath expressions: