The Help has good tutorials. You may want to post a general description of the full scope of your automation here so that someone can recommend whether or not to use the default recovery system. The Help tutorials will emphasize the default recovery system, so keep that in mind.
The help tutorial points to web. Since our company does not have some contract or whatever it is the message I get is "Not authorized to access ...."
Chris using Trial and Error method I came to a level where I am currently trying to use some API calls within my scripts.
Just want to know whether some examples exist somewhere which could help me with the data type conversions and declarations so that I can take a cue and continue with the scripting.
There is sample code on this website (under Downloads, I believe). You can also refer to the explorer.inc & other files that come with silktest for reference. I would search in the Help and on this site for type conversion stuff. The recorder is probably the best way to learn about declarations, although it sometimes will generate awkward stuff.