How do I add a delay to the response of a direct API request or retry the call until I get the expected status in Playwright?


Sure, you can add a delay to an API response or retry the call until you get the expected status. Here's how you can do it with Playwright.

First, wrap your API request inside an expect block and specify custom timeout and intervals. Here's an example:

await expect(async () => {
  const response = await page.request.get('https://api.ray.run');
  intervals: [1000, 2000, 10000], // Retry after 1s, 2s, and then every 10s
  timeout: 60000 // Maximum timeout for retries (60 seconds)

In this example, the API request will be retried at specified intervals until it either passes or reaches the maximum timeout. The intervals array defines how long to wait between each retry attempt.

Feel free to customize these values according to your needs. For example, you might want shorter or longer intervals between retries or a different maximum timeout duration.

This approach ensures that your test waits for the expected status in the API response before proceeding. If the expected status is not received within the specified timeout period, an assertion error will be thrown.

For more details, check out Playwright's documentation on network requests and test assertions. Also, you might find this blog post on Exploring the Various Retry APIs of Playwright for Robust Testing helpful.


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