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Certified Selenium Professiona Learning Resources Using exact:

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Using exact:


Patterns with the prefix ‘exact:’ will match the given text as it is. For example if you give the search pattern as below, then it will match a glob pattern ‘*’ or ‘*.java’.

Command Target Value
clickAndWait link=search  
verifyValue glob: *.java  

But if you want an exact match with the value string, i.e without the glob operator doing its work, you use the ‘exact’ pattern as below. In this example the ‘*’ (asterisk) will work as a normal character rather then a pattern-matching wildcard character.

Command Target Value
clickAndWait link=search  
verifyValue exact: *.java  

In conclusion the glob: and the exact: pattern are the subsets of the Regular Expression pattern matcher. Everything you can do with glob: or exact: you can accomplish with RegExp.