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Test that a select field contains an option with Cucumber

This note describes a Cucumber step definition that lets you say:

Then "Mow lawn" should be an option for "Activity" But "Reply support mail" should not be an option for "Activity"

Note that this step checks whether an option is available, not that it is selected. There is a separate step to test that an option is selected.

Capybara (0.4.1 or higher)

Then /^"([^"]*)" should( not)? be an option for "([^"]*)"(?: within "([^\"]*)")?$/ do |value, negate, field, selector| with_scope(selector) do expectation = negate ? :should_not : :should field_labeled(field).first(:xpath, ".//option[text() = '#{value}']").send(expectation, be_present) end end


Then /^"([^"]*)" should( not)? be an option for "([^"]*)"$/ do |value, negate, field| expectation = negate ? :should_not : :should field_labeled(field)".//option[text() = '#{value}']").send(expectation, be_present) end

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Henning Koch
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