Organizing & constructing Data Driven Scripts
User (firstname.lastname@example.org) posted:
For the last while I have been using the recording method to build my
scripts (which is not very satisfactory) and would like to move to the
data driven method. I have visited the Yahoo! RationalUsers group site
which is fabulous but would like to find an explanation of the nuts and
bolts of implementing this method. For example, for a single
vanilla-flavored window how is a script constructed and how does one
organize the supporting files, declarations, constants, functions, etc...
that are needed. Does anyone know of a site, book or paper that explains
how to think about organizing this approach? Any advise is welcome.
Re: Organizing & constructing Data Driven Scripts
User Carl Nagle (Carl.Nagle@sas.com) posted:
I'll assume you really meant the RationalUsers group site at Yahoo and not the RobotDDEUsers site that is specifically dedicated to data driven testing.
The below link is the documentation start point for the RobotDDEUsers group. It contains links to a white paper and discussions on automation frameworks with a focus on data driven automation.
Doc and discussions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RobotD...oc/Default.htm
The white paper introduces the concepts behind the specific data driven framework for Rational Robot made available via the RobotDDEUsers site. This framework has been nicknamed the "Data Driven Engine" or "DDE" for short.
The group itself for support and questions is at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RobotDDEUsers
Hope this is what you are looking for.