[rspec-users] Re-use scenarios from another story file?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 14:38:38 EDT 2008

On Jul 3, 2008, at 11:57 AM, David Salgado wrote:

> Hi All
> Is there a way to have "pre-requisite" story scenarios, and include  
> them using GivenScenario in a different story file?
> i.e. I'd like to have a file "prereqs.story", with "Scenario: A  
> common setup", and then in "somestuff.story" have "GivenScenario: A  
> common setup...", and have the scenario go on from there.

Unless you're looking for the steps to show up when you run things,  
why not just have a helper method that does the setup for you and then  
have a Given step that invokes that method?

> I know I can extract logic into steps, but I'd like the pre- 
> requisite scenarios to have some assertions, and it doesn't feel  
> right to put assertions in steps (if that's possible).

I'm not sure understand this. Don't you have expectations (assertions)  
in all your Then steps?


> I've had a dig through the rdoc and the source, and I couldn't  
> figure out whether it could be done, or how to do it. Is this kind  
> of thing possible and/or sensible?
> Many thanks
> David
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