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set or change boolean values in script

goofy78270 Posts: 133

I have the following scripts that simply flips the value of a boolean, but when I try to set the value to a testsuite variable, I get a compile error as a string cannot be set to a boolean although the variable is defined as a boolean.

Any help on my mistake(s) or work arounds would be greatly appreciated.

Variable definition at test suite level:

script to change variable:

import com.parasoft.api.*
import java.lang.*
public void flipBoolean(Object input, ExtensionToolContext context) {
//Capture setting of Boolean field
def initBoolean = context.getValue("Generated Data Source", "db_Orig_Boolean").toBoolean()
//Application.showMessage("Boolean is initially set to: " + initBoolean)
//Flip Boolean value
def newBoolean = !initBoolean
//Application.showMessage("Updated Boolean is set to: " + newBoolean)
context.setValue("ts_flipBoolean", newBoolean)

Error Message from compiler:
Error Message:
Error during script execution. View Details for more information.

Additional Details:
No signature of method: webtool.scripting.MethodToolContext.setValue() is applicable for argument
types: (java.lang.String, java.lang.Boolean) values: [ts_flipBoolean, true]
Possible solutions: setValue(java.lang.String, java.lang.String), getValue(java.lang.String),
getValue(java.lang.String, java.lang.String), getValue(java.lang.String, java.lang.String),
getValue(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, boolean), getValues(java.lang.String,


  • jakubiak
    jakubiak Posts: 804 admin

    The setValue() method takes a String for the 2nd parameter, not a boolean. So you need to convert the boolean value to a String before calling setValue().

  • goofy78270
    goofy78270 Posts: 133

    Sorry for just getting back to this, but I did change the value to a string and it worked as expected. However, I am curious as to the purpose of this. If a user can define variable at a test suite or script level as something other than a string, why should they be forced to cast/convert to and from their designated classification just to set the value. Appears to be a possible bug; at a minimum, extra work on the users side that should not be needed.