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Relative Clock Steps

The Relative Clock executes single Steps in a specific timeline. It starts counting after signaling the first event. All subsequent events are relative to the preceding event.

Relative Clock Steps
Define the Clock
Set Clock Properties
Signal an Event
Timed Step for Relative Clock
Example Test Case

Define the Clock

The following Step defines the Relative Clock.

Syntax

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<clock Variable> is a RelativeClock

Parameter

  • clock - The name assigned to the Relative Clock

Example

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And myClock is a RelativeClock

Set Clock Properties

This Step sets the Relative Clock's properties.

Syntax

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set clock.<event Identifier> to <number Number>

Parameters

  • event - The name assigned to the Relative Clock's event

  • number - The numerical value of the event

Examples

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And set clock.initiateCall to 5
And set clock.answerCall to 10

Signal an Event

After setting the properties, the Relative Clock must signal the event in order for it to take place.

Syntax

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clock signals <event Identifier>,
<eventStep Step>

Parameters

  • event - The name assigned to the Relative Clock's event

  • eventStep - The Step that follows the event

Example

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When clock signals initiateCall, A dials the number B.number
When clock signals answerCall, B answers the incoming call

Each event signaled by clock signals will be executed one after the other and relating to the one before. This means each time unit (except the first, which is relative to the first signal event Step) is relative to the previous Step.

Note: The test case will fail if a Step is not finished before the next event is signaled:

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Timed Step for Relative Clock

A timed Step can be included in the Relative Clock.

Syntax

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within <number Number> <time TimeUnits>, <eventStep Step>

Parameters

  • number - The amount of time

  • time - Seconds or milliseconds

  • eventStep - The Step that follows the event

Example

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When clock signals initiateCall, A dials the number B.number
And within 22 seconds, B detects an incoming call from A.number
When clock signals answerCall, B answers the incoming call
And within 1000 milliseconds, A connects

Test Case Example

3-Party Conference Call with Relative Clock Example

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Feature: Conference Call
  Scenario Outline: Conference Call
    Given an Android phone as A
      And an Android phone as B
      And an Android phone as C
      And A sends the following ussd "*100#"
      And within 20 seconds, A receives an ussd response as RESP1
      And extract data1 with ussdFirstAccEnq from RESP1.text
    And clock is a RelativeClock
      And set clock.initiateCall to <initC>
      And set clock.answerCall to <ansC>
      And set clock.initiateCon to <initCon>
      And set clock.answerCon to <ansCon>
      And set clock.releaseCon to <relCon>
    When clock signals initiateCall, A dials the number B.number
      And within 22 seconds, B detects an incoming call from A.number
    When clock signals answerCall, B answers the incoming call
      And within 10 seconds, A connects
      And after 3 seconds, A holds the call
    When clock signals initiateCon, A dials the number C.number
      And within 20 seconds, C detects an incoming call from A.number
    When clock signals answerCon, C answers the incoming call
      And after 5 seconds, A makes a conference call
    When clock signals releaseCon, A ends the call and, within 25 seconds, he
    and B disconnect
      And within 20 seconds, C disconnects
    Then verify !C.isConnected()
      And verify !B.isConnected()
      And verify !A.isConnected()
      And A sends the following ussd "*100#"
      And within 20 seconds, A receives an ussd response as RESP2
      And extract data2 with ussdFirstAccEnq from RESP2.text
    Then the charge for <charge1>(<dur1>) + <charge2>(<dur2>) is
    (data1.bal - data2.bal)
  Examples:
    | initC | ansC | initCon | ansCon | relCon | dur1 | dur2 | charge1 | charge2 |
    | 5     | 25   | 15      | 20     | 25     | 60   | 25   | D2_001  | D2_001  |
    | 10    | 20   | 10      | 15     | 20     | 55   | 30   | D2_002  | D2_002  |