Today’s Question of the Week comes from my blog friend Irfan who asks “Is there any way to put auto generated date field? For example, I want the code to retrieve current system date and then add 20 days for check date. I just want to know how to add this kind of code.”
First – thanks for the question, Irfan, and I’m glad you like my site! There are two ways I can think of that will get the date functionality you need:
- The first method uses custom code.
- The second method can be done using Service Test 11.20 built in Date/Time activities.
How to Increment a Date using Custom Code
- In Service Test, drag a custom code activity to the main canvas area.
- Under the Custom Code properties section, select Events, and for the ExecuteEvent select “create a default handler.”
Under the CodeActivity_OnexecuteEvent add the following lines of code:
DateTime today = DateTime.Now;
DateTime futureDate = today.AddDays(20);
- Run the test. A message box should appear with the correct future date.
How to Increment a Date using Service Test’s built-in Date/Time activities
- In Service Test, click on the Date/Time folder under the Toolbox.
- Drag an Increment Date/Time to the main canvas.
- Drag a Form Date/Time to the main canvas.
- Click on the Increment Date/Time properties and click on the Original Date/Time “link to data source.”
- In the Select Link Source dialogue box, click on Test variables and select the CurrentDate system variable.
- Change the Units property to Days.
- Change the Amount to 20.
- Click on the Format Date/Time and set the following properties:
Input Date/Time = link to the Increment Date/Time ‘Result.’
- Format = mm/dd/yyyy
- Run the test. The future date should appear in the output section:
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