GUI map files:clarify
The concepts of GUI MAP FILE PER TEST and GLOBAL GUI MAP FILE MODE,is it introduced in new versions of winrunner?
can anyone elucidate on these features.
Thanks for sharing any info....
Re: GUI map files:clarify
GUI MAP FILE PER TEST
* simpler method
* less efficient
* one gui map for each test script
GLOBAL GUI MAP FILE MODE
* more complicated
* more efficient
* one gui map can be used by many tests
Up until the recent version of WR, you only had the option of the Global Gui Map File Mode. With WR7, they introduced GUI MAP per TeST.
IMHO, the 'per test' method was introduced to make it more "ASTRA" like for those that wanted to simply "record and replay" (and to help their sales spiel). From what I have experienced, the time/effort saved initially by using this method is not worth it in the long run if the AUT changes over time. If it changes, you will be faced with constantly updating, not one GUI MAP, but many.... Would be useful if you want a simple test.