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    Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    Hello all,
    I am a software testing engineer using WinRunner for 5 years with various applications. Currently I am testing a PowerBuilder based application running VIA Citrix Metaframe.
    My questions are:
    1. Does Robot support PowerBuilder to it's latest version?
    2. Does Robot work well through Citrix??
    3. What is the latest, official version, of Robot?

    Best regards.
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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    1. We just received a Hotfix to run Robot with PB10. Don't know if it's been released to the general public yet.

    2. Don't know.

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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    2 - Robot recognizes Citrix as a generic window - if you need to access PB controls then you will need to install a thick client of your application.

    Thanks
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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    Originally posted by Vineet Dutt:
    2 - Robot recognizes Citrix as a generic window - if you need to access PB controls then you will need to install a thick client of your application.

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    Vineet
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Hi Vineet,
    What do you mean by install thick client please??

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    Originally posted by lior:
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Originally posted by Vineet Dutt:
    2 - Robot recognizes Citrix as a generic window - if you need to access PB controls then you will need to install a thick client of your application.

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    Vineet
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Hi Vineet,
    What do you mean by install thick client please??

    Thanks again.
    </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Thick client in this context can be rapidly summed up as not via citrix and would mean putting the application locally on the machine with the test tool.
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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    yep - that is what you have had to do & that is exactly what I did to test my PB applciation with Robot...

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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    Hi again,
    That can causes us some problems.
    We work thru Citrix in order to *not* have the need to install the testing tool locally. We cannot afford to have our workstations occupied when the test runs.

    Does Robot identify PB objects without a problem? WR has a problem with tbl_set_selected_cell() function when trying to focus on a column which is not currently visible. Does Robot have a workaround for this?
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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    Perhaps you can desginate one pc to be the "testing" pc - that way testing will not intefere with your users personal pc's.

    Robot identifies PB objects - you may need to be very specfic when specfyign the non-visible column - anothet trick that works is to make the column visible by either expanding the window or scrolling down the window...

    Thanks
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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    Hi Vineet,
    Well actually this is the exact workaround that we did in WinRunner for the tbl_set_selected_cell() function, that failed, when trying to focus on a cell that is not currently visible.
    We simply have to use the scoll bars in order to make the field visible.

    Regarding the work thru Citrix, for us, it is a must. Since the application we are testing, is mighty heavy, it runs on special servers and we connect to them via Citrix metaframe.
    Are you guys sure that Robot does not work well when it is run through the Citrix session?

    If there is someone here that knows both tools well, I would like to know the upsides/downsides compared.

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Robot\'s functionaily with Power Builder

    well in all my reserach including talking to IBM - Robot needs to be installed on the server with the app - Robot only recognizes applications within Citrix as a generic window - if you or somebody else is able to find a way - I would love to know it....


    Thanks
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