hi everybody and sorry if I should have picked the wrong category for my question.
I'm currently testing some intranet web applications. Some of those dynamically generate pdf- or excel-files in response to certain selections. The contents of the files vary, but always have relevance to the selections and the user doing the request.
The testing tool we're currently using is good for instantiated testing and executing black-box-testing, but lacks the ability to look inside pdf or even excel-files to check if those are valid or not (we already had an event of the server's buffer running full - therefore the generated pdf-file only contained an error message from the server...).
any idea which testing tool out there can take a look into excel- and pdf-files and compare/search for certain strings?
I know Perl has some PDF or Excel libraries, not sure about open source or free tools out there as I have never checked for those. Have you come across any in your search that do or don't work for you?
It doesn't need to be a free tool. In fact I'm looking for a testing suite to test those dynamically generated files with quite low effort.
I'm looking for a replacement of our current testing suite which is fair in comparing values and calculating or even steering through plenty of applications - but lacks that very important functionality.
And yeah, I've googled and searched through the forum in prior openig the topic. But I'm afraid I didn't find anything that might have helped.
You can familiarize yourself with AutomatedQA's TestComplete. It has built-in means to process Excel sheets along with a convenient way to work with Excel via COM due to a powerful script debugger. As for working with PDF files, there are some options as well: http://www.automatedqa.com/products/...omparison/#q60