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Global Variables


Global variables are variables that can be accessed anywhere in the script.

A global variable may be declared one or more times. For example, you may declare it in RVL and in JavaScript to share the same value.

Usually, global variables are defined in the RVL Sheet, Common.js, or in one of the User.js files.


Using RVL

See Global Variables in RVL.

Using User.js

Any variable defined in the User.js is assumed to be a global variable.

// Note, the variable should be declared outside the scope of any function to be global
var g_myGlobalVar = 5;

function SomeFunction()

Using Common.js

You may want to have a common file with global variable re-used across different tests. In this case you need to include the Common.js in the root of the User.js (it is not recommended to do include from within the Test() function).


// Global variable lazy declaration:
var g_myGlobalVar = 5;

Using SeSOnTestInit

Note: This is an older way of defining local variables. Since Rapise 3 new way is preferred.

Define your global variables in SeSOnTestInit(). Because Rapise uses JavaScript, you can initialize global variables inside of functions. See the sample SeSOnTestInit() below.

SeSOnTestInit(function () {
    global.number_of_visited_links = 0; // This variable becomes global
    var local_var = 5; // This variable is local for TestInit function

The keyword var gives variables local scope. A variable initialized global.varname=... automatically becomes a global.

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