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Using Fake Data ‚Äč

Fake data is commonly used in software development to test the functionality of an API without relying on real data.

By using fake data, developers can ensure that their code is working properly and can also avoid using sensitive or confidential data in their tests.

Using fake data can also help to speed up the testing process and make it easier to create a wide range of test scenarios.

You can utilise the templating functionality combined with fake filter to replace a placeholder value with fake data

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The fake data is provided by Faker. Instruct Faker docs to learn more

Example: Cats on Wikipedia

yaml
version: "1.1"
name: Fake Data
tests:
  example:
    steps:
      - name: GET request
        http:
          url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/${{ animal.cat | fake }}
          method: GET
          check:
            status: /^20/