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## What are URL replacements?
Most companies have more than one environment that they use in order to make changes to their website. These environments can go by many names; staging, dev, production, etc and they typically have separate URL's but are part of the same website.
In comes Autify's URL replacement feature! Instead of having to create an entirely new scenario for a new URL, you can just indicate what URL you would like to replace the original URL with.
Setting up URL replacements
Open the Test Plan Details screen, and under "URL Replacement in Scenario," click on the "Add" button.
Specify the "URL to be replaced" (before) and "URL after replacement" (after), respectively, and click the "Create" button.
You can also replace each URL if there are multiple URLs you wish to replace.
The URLs specified in "URL after a replacement" will be all URLs in the scenario that match the "URL to be replaced".
The URL to be replaced are as follows.
Start URL in the first step of the "scenario"
URL of a step in the middle of the "scenario" to which a transition is made by specifying a URL.
URL in the step in the "step group" being used in the "scenario " (if the value of "step group" is overridden by "URL to be replaced", it will be replaced by the URL specified in "URL after a replacement")
URL within the "URL Should Be ○○" assertion used in the "Scenario".
URL in the "JS Step" used in the "Scenario" URL in the "JS Step" used in the "Scenario"
URL within a JS snippet called in a "scenario" URL within a "JS snippet" used in a "scenario"
When executing the test plan, all URLs in the existing scenario will be replaced with the "URL to be replaced" before execution.
The following are three concrete examples of how URLs in a scenario will be replaced.
In this example, we assume that there are two "URLs to be replaced," and for the convenience of explanation, we will refer to them as "Replacement 1" and "Replacement 2," respectively.
For Pattern 1, the URL in the scenario is an exact match with the "URL to be replaced," so the URL is replaced with the URL specified in "URL after a replacement".
In addition, when replacing, the URLs are applied in the order of the length of the "URL to be replaced" from the longest to the shortest.
Therefore, for Pattern 2, Replacement 2 is applied instead of the Replacement 1.
For Pattern 3, substitution specification 1 is applied and the forward part of the URL is substituted.
|URL to be replaced||URL after a replacement|
|URL in the scenario||URL after a replacemen||Replacements|
When using the URL replacement function to create test plans for different execution environments, we recommend that you name your scenario with URL replacement in mind.
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