Testing a random field

Posted 2 months ago by jaydubyasee

I have a registration form which prompts the user to enter either their day, month or year of birth. The choice of day/month/year is randomly decided by the controller each time the form loads. The system then uses this (along with other identifying information entered) to check the corresponding member record and display the next page in the registration process.

My problem is how to set up a test which simulates user input when I don't know which data item the system will ask for?


    public function showRegistrationForm()
        $datePart = array_rand(['Day' => 'Day', 'Month' => 'Month', 'Year' => 'Year']);
        // random day, month or year
        $dateArray = Utils::getAllDaysMonthsYears($datePart);

        return view('auth.register')
            ->with('datePart', $datePart)
            ->with('dateArray', $dateArray);


            <div class="form-group{{ $errors->has('dob') ? ' has-error' : '' }}">
                {{ Form::label('dob', "$datePart of birth", ['class' => ' control-label']) }}

                <div class="rounded-select dob">
                    ['class' => 'form-control correct-drpdwn-height', 'required' => 'required', 'size' => 1])}}
                    {{ Form::hidden(

                @if ($errors->has('dob'))
                    <span class="help-block">
                        <strong>{{ $errors->first('dob') }}</strong>


Please sign in or create an account to participate in this conversation.

Laracasts Mascot

Hi, Have We Met Yet?

Did you know that, in addition to the forum, Laracasts includes well over 1000 lessons on modern web development? All for the price of one lunch out per month.

Sign Me Up


Reply to

Use Markdown with GitHub-flavored code blocks.