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  1. TESTBOX-49

Docs for Assertion CFCs inadequate, or functionality just doesn't work?



      I'm reading this: http://wiki.coldbox.org/wiki/TestBox.cfm#Assertion_Registration, specifically the "CFC Assertions" bit.

      I can get Testbox to call in a CFC using this:


      But as soon as I put any functions in the CFC, my test run starts erroring with:

      Complex object types cannot be converted to simple values.

      The expression has requested a variable or an intermediate expression result as a simple value. However, the result cannot be converted to a simple value. Simple values are strings, numbers, boolean values, and date/time values. Queries, arrays, and COM objects are examples of complex values.
      The most likely cause of the error is that you tried to use a complex value as a simple one. For example, you tried to use a query variable in a cfif tag.

      The error occurred in C:/apps/adobe/ColdFusion/10/cfusion/wwwroot/frameworks/testbox/1.0.0/testbox/system/testing/BaseSpec.cfc: line 338
      Called from C:/apps/adobe/ColdFusion/10/cfusion/wwwroot/shared/git/cflib/makeStopwatch/TestMakeStopwatch.cfc: line 5
      Called from C:/apps/adobe/ColdFusion/10/cfusion/wwwroot/frameworks/testbox/1.0.0/testbox/system/testing/runners/UnitRunner.cfc: line 52
      Called from C:/apps/adobe/ColdFusion/10/cfusion/wwwroot/frameworks/testbox/1.0.0/testbox/system/testing/TestBox.cfc: line 323
      Called from C:/apps/adobe/ColdFusion/10/cfusion/wwwroot/frameworks/testbox/1.0.0/testbox/system/testing/TestBox.cfc: line 161
      Called from C:/apps/adobe/ColdFusion/10/cfusion/wwwroot/frameworks/testbox/1.0.0/testbox/system/testing/TestBox.cfc: line 94
      Called from C:/apps/adobe/ColdFusion/10/cfusion/wwwroot/shared/git/cflib/makeStopwatch/runTests.cfm: line 6
      336 : var methodArray = structKeyArray( oAssertions );
      337 : for( var thisMethod in methodArray )

      Unknown macro: { 338 }

      340 :

      TestMakeStopwatch.cfc: line 5 is the call to addAssertions()

      Also: the docs for custom assertions say this:

      The function should return itself (this) if the actual value passes

      You'd better clarify what you want ppl to return when the function is in a CFC, because within a CFC, this refers to the CFC, not the function. I presume you mean this:

      function myAssertion(condition){
          if (condition){
              return myAssertion; // ie: a reference to itself
          fail("condition was false");


      An example CFC in the docs is probably necessary here.

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                lmajano Luis Majano
                daccfml Adam Cameron (Inactive)
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