Not Contains Assertion

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.10, last modified on October 07, 2021

The Not Contains assertion verifies that some specific value is missing from the message.

Availability

This assertion is available in multiple ReadyAPI applications. Depending on the application, it validates the following data:

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Functional tests The request or response contents. See Working With Assertions in Functional Tests.
Security tests The response contents. See Security Assertions.
Virtual services The request contents. See Assertions in Virtual Services.

Create an assertion

Follow these steps:

Functional test: The Assertions panel

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  1. Open a test step.

  2. Click Add assertion.

In the New Assertions dialog, search for the Not Contains assertion or select it manually in the Property Content category.

Follow these steps:

Security tests: The Assertions panel

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  1. Open a security test.

  2. Click Response Assertion next to any scan.

  3. Click in the Assertions panel

In the New Assertions dialog, search for the Not Contains assertion or select it manually in the Property Content category.

Follow these steps:

Virtual service: The Assertions panel

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  1. Open a virtual service.

  2. Open the Assertions drop-down panel.

  3. Click in the Assertions panel

In the New Assertions dialog, search for the Not Contains assertion or select it manually in the Property Content category.

Setting up properties

  1. In the Content edit box, specify the value you expect to be absent.

    ReadyAPI: Configuring the Contains assertion

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    Use one of the following:

    • An ordinary string.

    • A regular expression.

      Note: Make sure to enable the Regular Expression option.

      To separate lines within a regular expression, use the (?m) flag. Also, mark the beginnings of the lines with ^ and the ends with $.

      To learn more about the regular expression syntax, see the Oracle Documentation.

  2. Enable additional options if you need:

    Option Description
    Ignore Case Ignore the content case during the search.
    Regular Expression Treat the value you have entered as a regular expression.
    To learn more about the syntax of regular expressions, see the Oracle documentation.

The following regular expression gets all strings where the Date value belongs to September 2014.

(?s).*<Date>2014-09-\d{2}T.{8}</Date>.*

See Also

Property Content Assertions
Contains Assertion
Message Content Assertion

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