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HTTP Client reference

The client object holds the HTTP Client session metadata, such as the list of global variables. The HTTP Client session is started when IntelliJ IDEA starts, and ends when IntelliJ IDEA is closed. Values are not preserved between IntelliJ IDEA restarts.

The client provides access to the global nested object that serves as a variables storage.

Properties

Property

Description

global (Variables)

The global variables storage, which is used for setting, retrieving, or removing.

In your HTTP requests, you can access a variable saved in client.global as variable_name by using the {{variable_name}} syntax.

Methods

Method

Parameters

Description

test

testName (string)

func (function)

Creates a test with the name testName and body func. All tests are executed after the response handler script.

assert

condition (boolean)

message (string)

Checks that the specified condition is true; throws an exception otherwise. The optional message parameter serves as an exception message.

log

text

Prints text to the response handler or test stdout and then terminates the line.

Global variables storage

The global object serves as a variables storage and is used for setting, retrieving, or removing variables.

Methods

Method

Parameters

Description

set

varName (string)

varValue (string)

Saves the variable with the varName name to the storage and sets its value to varValue.

get

varName (string)

Returns the value of the varName variable.

isEmpty

Checks whether the global object has no variables defined.

clear

varName (string)

Removes the varName variable from the variables storage.

clearAll

Removes all variables from the variables storage.

Last modified: 7 December 2018