I saw the press release idicating an 'integration', but can someone tell me what special functions QARun has to make it work with QARun. I can't find any special functions to get basic information from the Siebel datatables like Rowcount, Columncount, RowValues or sorting information. I can use hacks like using the clipboard and tabbing through fields or blindly clicking using x,y coordinates like ANY OTHER test tool, but I was kind of expecting a little more from something that is 'Siebel Certified'.
I've been using QARun for over a year now and I've never seen any functions that pertain specificly to siebel. There are function for ODBC connections to a database that lets you manipulate and display data from any database you can connect through ODBC.
As an alternative for tabing through the fields...I'm afraid that's as good as it gets. QARun is very poor when it comes to working with grids. I think the only functions it has for grids are for powerbuilder.
"If your not part of the solution, there's good money to be made in prolonging the problem."
We automate Siebel with it just fine. Maybe it means that Siebel has validated that the product can successfully test their software??
I mean, why would you add commands if they weren't necessary?
The grid in the center is merely a representation of the data shown elsewhere (below it)... I'm not really sure that I see substantial benefit in adding commands to test it.
I usually just narrow the data, find the item I'm looking for, and tab across grabbing data. Cross validate with the view below and voila... it does the job. Sure beats paying several thousand more for Merc and their weak plug-in.
[This message has been edited by TG (edited 07-30-2002).]
Will textselect solve your problem. I recently did a tools review for a customer and chose Compuware as the cost of Mercury is just too high for no worthy benefit especially when your buying several licenses.
I really hope the likes of Testcomplete and Compuware excel because the others prices are getting to be just too high!
Thanks you for your replies. Basically I got what I was looking for. QARun is just like any other tool as far as Siebel grids go. I had used the tabbing and narrowed the queries, but I was looking for a more maintainable approach and one that could deal with future column order/number changes without having to write/change a lot of code over time. Seems that our client will stick with what they are using since there isn't anything better at this point.