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    What will I miss if I switch from Visual Test to Robot?

    User Schoen, Torsten 3865 PPE-QA1 (Torsten.Schoen@de.heidelberg.com) posted:

    As no one else has answered yet I'll give you a brief insight.
    see comments included below

    not sure what you mean with this. You can use custom test functions that are
    available as .dll.

    AFAIK, yes. Andy Tinkham has done this before. I would suggest you search
    the archives for more information on that topic.

    Yes.

    Not sure about that. In theory you should be able to do that, either with
    the infiltrator method (built-in with Robot) or by including an special .ocx
    control on every form.

    You can access the registry via the windows dll's. You can find some library
    code for that at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ration...les/Libraries/
    You need to have a yahoo account and also need to become member of the
    RationalUsers group to access the files.
    Welcome to the party ;-)

    Torsten Schoen
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    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

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    Re: What will I miss if I switch from Visual Test to Robot?

    User Ritesh (ritesh_iitk@yahoo.com.nospam) posted:

    One of our teams have been using Visual Test.
    They are want to migrate to Robot.
    Is there any way to migrate the scripts recorded in visual test to Robot?

    Thanks,
    Ritesh

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    Re: What will I miss if I switch from Visual Test to Robot?

    User Tim Gerrells (tim@intellocity.com.nospam) posted:

    No. Not possible.

    If you made your general functions and utility routines into standard,
    genericized .inc include files, you can create .SBLs/.SBHs to handle them,
    but note that you'll have to extract from the winapi.inc etc. all the
    declarations and customize 'em slightly for .SBL declarations. And you'll
    have to pull out and re-program all refs to pointers in VT scripts. SQABasic
    doesn't do pointers.

    Specific functional test scenarios are just not portable to SQABasic, best
    I can figure out.

    Tim


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    Re: What will I miss if I switch from Visual Test to Robot?

    User (lgoodwin@russell.com.nospam) posted:

    Sure. Read each script carefully, and create a new Robot script that does
    all the same things, only in SQABasic. Prioritize your existing tests and
    start with the highest priority. Moving forward, make it a rule that all
    NEW scripts must be in SQABasic.

    Robot's system maps various vendor controls to generic object types, and a
    set of "User Action" commands for working with each generic object type
    (not to mention specialized support for PeopleSoft and PowerBuilder).
    Translating the lower-level TestBasic code into SQABasic commands (and
    function calls) will constitute the bulk of the work.

    Most calls to the Windows API and Microsoft Office apps should translate
    exactly. The main issue here will be data types not supported by SQABasic.

    Robot costs significantly more that VisualTest. This aside, here are some
    of the benefits to having developers use Robot to automated their unit
    (and functional) tests:
    1) Economy: Can manage all tests as one test suite, using TestManager,
    e.g., if unit test covers a function adequately, no need for QA to write a
    separate function test (or can code only those that are missing, etc.).
    2. Promotes better relations/communication between dev/test staff.

    HTH,

    Luke


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    Re: What will I miss if I switch from Visual Test to Robot?

    User MArk B. (mkbutler@russellmellon.com.nospam) posted:

    Why convert? Just leave them as VT and run them from TestManager.

    (At least that's what the marketing documents say you can do.)


    If you want to get really silly, turn Record on in Robot and then kick off
    the VT script. You won't be able to maintain what is created but it will be
    fun to watch. ;-)

    MArk B.

    "Ritesh" <ritesh_iitk@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    Re: What will I miss if I switch from Visual Test to Robot?

    User Tim Gerrells (tim@intellocity.com.nospam) posted:

    MArk's notion of just running pre-existing VT scripts from the TestManager
    is a great one. Bypasses all the hand-wringing and byzantine "port" issues.
    Good show, MArkba!

    But recording a VT script playback...THAT is sick. A little early Christmas
    cheer, Mr. Butler?

    Tim

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