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I have a file that expects a fixed number of characters for every field. If the input characters are less than expected, trailing spaces are to be added at the end to meet the expected count.

Example, Field size: 30.

Input: This is a test statement. (char count: 25).

I have to add 30-25= 5 spaces at the end. How can I do it through Tosca? I need to know which command/sendkeys can be used for padding those extra spaces to my input string.


Thanks in advance.

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David Hämmerle

Created: 2019-05-09 10:42:35

Hi Aayush,

there is a way but it will require a few TestSteps and a loop.

First, you need to buffer the field size and the actual length of your string. The latter can be achieved using the dynamic expression {CALC[LEN(""""yourString"""")]} in a Set Buffer TestStep.

Afterwards, you can calculate the difference between the field size and the string length and buffer it. Then create a Repetition Folder and put a Set Buffer TestStep there. The Name of the TestStepValue is set to the buffer name storing your string. In the Value column, put the Buffer there and add one trailing whitespace (this is not visible in the screenshot below).

Since this is a Repetition Folder, use the difference calculated earlier to define how often the TestStep should be repeated.

I hope this helps. Kind regards!

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Aayush Gupta

Created: 2019-05-09 11:01:36

Hi David.

This works like a charm!

I was using the excel function REPT earlier but that was leading to a mismatch of characters by 1 (not sure why). That problem is solved with your suggested solution. Thanks!


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