User DAVID MARSH (DAVID.MARSH@thales-cs.com.nospam) posted:
I do not know PRO-IV, is that the language it is written in.
Did you get a demo from Rational before you bought the tool, did they claim
to be able to support your environment?
If all you can see is generic screens, and you have no enabler I would
recomend you stop right now, and look for a tool that supports your
Re: Generic Screen!!
User (email@example.com) posted:
Robot supports a variety of control sets such as Visual Basic (and some
third-party controls that are based on them) and Delphi (varies). If the
controls in your "PRO-IV" application are based on standard windows
classes, and are actually controls (have Window Handles), you should be
able to get at least some specific testability. Otherwise, you will be
limited to what you can do with Generic object type. It also depends on
what methods of navigation, data input and data capture your application
supplies to the user.
I have successfully automated test suites for applications that had very
limited support from Robot, but which I was able to navigate through,
click buttons, make list selections (often via keystrokes), input values
(e.g., in data grids) and verify expected results in a number of different
ways, including the following:
1. Verify expected window/dialog appears (e.g., after a menuselect or
2. Verify data changes to database via a SQL query.
3. Verify results by generating a report (e.g. Crystal Reports) and saving
it to file (file compare).
4. Copy data to Window Clipboard (control must support Copy).
5. Export data to a file (when supported by app).