Variables enhance visual tests by providing the ability to store data values for use in other parts of the test or in other visual tests or scripts. Data can also be output to other types of files.
In this lesson, you will store variable text in the control that displays the email address so it can be used in a later lesson of the tutorial. To do this, you must first create a local variable to store the text.
Properties for the step display in the Properties pane. With the <<Start>> step selected, strEmailAddress displays in the Variables category defined as a Text variable.
The value area for the variable types indicate the number of variables of the type that are currently defined. In this lesson, one Text variable has been created, so the value area for the item shows that one item is associated with this test.
Now that you have created the local variable to store the quote email address, store the email address text from the application to the variable.