Finding inside HTML Tables

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To finish the scenario, we need a Then that's able to look for a check mark on a specific row. The check mark icon itself is an element with a fa fa-check class.

There is no built in definition to find elements inside of a specific row. So let's describe this using natural language. How about:

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Then the "Foo1" row should have a check mark
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Execute Behat to get that definition printed out for us:

./vendor/bin/behat features/product_admin.feature:21

When you're feeling really lazy, you can add a --append-snippets flag and Behat will put the definitions inside of the FeatureContext class for you:

./vendor/bin/behat features/product_admin.feature:21 --append-snippets

Change arg1 to be rowText:

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/**
* @Then the :rowText row should have a check mark
*/
public function theProductRowShouldShowAsPublished($rowText)
{
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}
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Ok, this is a bit harder. First, we need to find a row that contains that $rowText and then look inside of just that element to see if it has a fa-check class in it.

Start by finding via CSS, $row = $this->getPage()->find('css'). For the selector, use table tr: and then the contains pseudo selector that looks for some text inside. Pass %s and set the value using sprintf():

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$row = $this->getPage()->find('css', sprintf('table tr:contains("%s")', $rowText));
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$row will now be the first tr containing this text, or null. It's not perfect: if $rowText had some bad characters in it, the selector would fail. But this is my test so I'll be lazy until I can't. Add assertNotNull() function:

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assertNotNull($row, 'Cannot find a table row with this text!');
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Finally, assert that the row's HTML has a fa-check class inside of it with assertContains():

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assertContains('fa-check', $row->getHtml(), 'Could not find the fa-check element in the row!');
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Moment of truth:

./vendor/bin/behat features/product_admin.feature:21

We're green! Now, let's get even harder.

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This tutorial uses a very old version of Symfony. The fundamentals of Behat are still valid, but integration with Symfony will be different.

What PHP libraries does this tutorial use?

// composer.json
{
    "require": {
        "php": ">=5.4.0, <7.3.0",
        "symfony/symfony": "^2.7", // v2.7.4
        "twig/twig": "^1.22", // v1.22.1
        "sensio/framework-extra-bundle": "^3.0", // v3.0.16
        "doctrine/doctrine-bundle": "^1.5", // v1.5.1
        "doctrine/orm": "^2.5", // v2.5.1
        "doctrine/doctrine-fixtures-bundle": "^2.2", // v2.2.1
        "behat/symfony2-extension": "^2.0" // v2.0.0
    },
    "require-dev": {
        "behat/mink-extension": "^2.0", // v2.0.1
        "behat/mink-goutte-driver": "^1.1", // v1.1.0
        "behat/mink-selenium2-driver": "^1.2", // v1.2.0
        "phpunit/phpunit": "^4.8" // 4.8.18
    }
}