You are able to load properties from external property files and store them as test variables. The action will require a file resource either from class path or file system in order to read the property values.

Let us look at an example to get an idea about this action:

Content of load.properties:

username=Mickey Mouse
greeting.text=Hello Test Framework


<testcase name="loadPropertiesTest">
            <properties file="file:tests/resources/load.properties"/>


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public void loadPropertiesTest() {



Current value of variable username = Mickey Mouse
Current value of variable greeting.text = Hello Test Framework

The action will load all available properties in the file load.properties and store them to the test case as local variables.

Important Please be aware of the fact that existing variables are overwritten!