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Squish tip of the week: How to determine all child objects of a given type
Need to know the number of check boxes, rows or items associated with a particular parent object?
Perhaps each child object containing a specific flag holds valuable information.
You can tell Squish to find all the parent object’s children, and only the children of a given type.
Using Squish’s object.children() function, you can retrieve all child objects of a given parent. Further examining each child object by className, id or another attribute, can tell you more about each child object.
In the following example, a list of child objects, containing a specific className and with a maximum quantity retrieval of 1000 items, returns all matching child objects. The filtered list of child objects can be used as a key driving mechanism in other test cases.
def getChildrenOfType(parent, typename, depth=1000):
children = 
for child in object.children(parent):
if className(child) == typename:
children.extend(getChildrenOfType(child, typename, depth - 1))
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