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Re: [QF-Test] How to SET an environment variable in QF-Test procedure that is visible to the SUT?


  • Subject: Re: [QF-Test] How to SET an environment variable in QF-Test procedure that is visible to the SUT?
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:16:59 +0200

Hello Matthias,

looks like you're mixing up environment variables and system
properties.


If your application reads properties via
java.lang.System.getProperty(...), you need to define them via

-Dpropertyname=propertyvalue

as an argument to the Java VM in your startup sequence. Alternatively
you can run an SUT script right after connecting to the SUT with

System.setProperty("propertyname", "propertyvalue")


If the SUT reads environment variables with java.lang.System.getenv(),
you can set them before SUT start in a Server script with

rc.setProperty('env',"propertyname", "propertyvalue")

- as you mentioned.

Best regards,
    Greg

Matthias Scholz <scholz@?.com> writes:

> Hallo,
>
> We have an RCP Client that reads some environment variables on startup
> (using System.getProperty()).
> When running the client outside of QF-Test and setting the variables
> as JVM options, everything works fine.
>
> When testing it with QF-Test, we'd also need to set some of these
> variables before starting the client.
> We tried setting them using
>
> rc.setProperty('env',<property name>, <property value>)
>
> in a QF-Test server script before starting the SUT client.
>
> However, when the client reads these properties then, they are always
> unset (i.e. their value is null).  :(
>
> So what is the correct way to achieve that in QF-Test?
>
> Best,
>   MP
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