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Alias names fail if they include dots #3512

bahmutov opened this issue Feb 16, 2019 · 4 comments

Alias names fail if they include dots #3512

bahmutov opened this issue Feb 16, 2019 · 4 comments


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@bahmutov bahmutov commented Feb 16, 2019

Cypress 3.1.5

This alias works fine

cy.spy(obj, 'foo').as('foo')

This crashes and burns during cy.get

cy.spy(obj, 'foo').as('')

screen shot 2019-02-16 at 10 44 23 am

Nice touch: the Command Log shows that spy is actually working, it is just cy.get that fails

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@jennifer-shehane jennifer-shehane commented May 22, 2019

The code for this is done in #4248, but this has yet to be released. We'll update this issue and reference the changelog when it's released.

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@cypress-bot cypress-bot bot commented May 23, 2019

Released in 3.3.1.

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@6220119 6220119 commented Jan 5, 2021

Hi @jennifer-shehane , we've come across this issue when trying to wait for an alias-containing-dot of CyHttpMessages.IncomingHttpRequest in the latest version (6.2.1) of Cypress.

Our code looks something like this:

  cy.intercept('POST', REQUEST_END_POINT, (req) => {
      req.alias = 'alias-with-dot:image.jpg'

  // trigger the request to be intercepted
  // ...

  cy.wait('@alias-with-dot:image.jpg') // ERROR: Fail to wait for the alias

Is this a limitation by design? As it seems to conflict with a feature mentioned in cypress-io/cypress-documentation#1573 (cy.get("@getList.all"))

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@jennifer-shehane jennifer-shehane commented Jan 7, 2021

I don't believe this is by design. The dot in the alias works outside of it being defined in this req.alias, so I think it's just an oversight with cy.intercept() there. I've opened a new issue here: #14444 if you'd like to comment in there.

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