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Reddy
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Reddy asked on 10 May 2012, 02:49 PM
Hi Telerik Team,
      I created multiple tests for each page of a web application. 

My Test now looks like this
Navigate to : 'http://policyadmindev/ascendantOne/'
Check 'ChoicesRadio' to be 'True'
Click 'BtnContinueButton'
Connect to pop-up window : 'http://policyadmindev/ascendantOne/AORuntime/AORuntime.aspx?SessionId='
Execute test 'QuoteAccess'
Execute test 'GeneralQuoteInfo'
Execute test 'PolicyInfo'
Execute test 'ActuarialExclusion_Form'

Each of the tests "QuoteAccess", "GeneralQuoteInfo", "PolicyInfo", "ActuarialExclusion_Form" are bound to different tables in a database. I need to run one complete iteration for all the steps for a particular policy but currently my test tries to finish all the iterations in "QuoteAccess" before going to the next test. Is there any way i can pass a parameter between these tests and use T-SQL to define the records to use from the database for each iteration?

Any help is appreciated!!

Thank you,
Nithin

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Anthony
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answered on 11 May 2012, 06:09 PM
Hello Nithin,

The behavior you described is expected when a subtest is bound to its own data source. Here's the easiest way to implement your desired scenario:

  • Remove data binding from each subtest and only bind data to the parent test.
  • Use the T-SQL Join command in the parent test's data bind dialog to merge each table together into one data source (as seen by Test Studio).
  • Set each subtest's InheritParentDataSource Test Property to True.

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Anthony
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answered on 14 May 2012, 01:04 PM
This is not working in my case because a couple of tables in my database have several records for one policy which would cause multiple records for each policy when i use T-SQL statement. I need the script to create only one policy per record but iterate through the tables with multiple records for that particular policy.
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answered on 14 May 2012, 09:54 PM
Hello Nithin,

The work-around in my previous response is the best alternative we can offer. Test Studio is designed to execute every iteration of a data bound Test as Step before advancing to the next step.

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Anthony
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answered on 13 Jan 2013, 09:14 AM
Hi Anthony,

I have a slightly different question but similar to Nithin and thought I just added to the thread.
I am more than happy to start a new support ticket.

I have a parent test (Fill it) with the following scenario:

Execute test Navigate to XYZ
Click 'AddMoreMenuButton'
Execute test FillTheForm
Wait for Exists 'AddMoreMenuButton'
Verify 'TextContent' 'Contains' 'my new menu' on 'AutoMenu1TableCell' - DataDriven:[$(addedMenuName)]

Within the FillTheForm test, I have an Extract to get the Input into the DataBindVariable: $(addedMenuName). Everything goes well until the run gets to the Verify step. It fails because it cannot find the value of the variable of $(addedMenuName) instead it is using the cache record and finds an older value which I recorded while creating the test.

Also, if I use the following command
Execute test "ClickOnEditLink"

where the Element is setup to use the variable $(addedMenuName) to find the row in order to click on the link.  It too cannot find the correct row/cell and so ended using the cache value.
Here's the message within the Log:
'Pass': 1. Click 'cphTypeEdithyerlink9Link'
element was found by backup search only! We recommend editing the element to correct the primary find express.
Primary Find Expression: tagName=~form, id=form1, |, id=content,|,id=^cph_type_row,
textContent=^$(addedMenuName), |,tagName=a, id=^cph_typeRepeater_editHyperlink_,InnertText=Edit
Element was found by backup search: xpath=/html[1]/body[1]/form[1]/div[3]/div[2]/table[1]/tbody[1]/tr[11]/td[5]/a[4]


I've read the following pages and others but still have not found a solution:

http://www.telerik.com/automated-testing-tools/support/documentation/user-guide/elements-pane-overview/find-element.aspx
http://www.telerik.com/automated-testing-tools/support/documentation/user-guide/knowledge-base/data-driven-testing/pass-a-variable.aspx


What am I doing wrong?

thank you,
Sith'
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Plamen
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answered on 17 Jan 2013, 10:04 AM
Hello Sith,

I apologize for the delay in getting back to you on this. I was able to replicate the exact same scenario that you are describing and unfortunately I hit the same issue. The problem is that Test Studio is not able to see the value of the extracted variable when that variable is used in a Data Driven Find Expression(as a Find clause). I filed a bug report on this. You can track the progress of the PITS Issue here: Public URL.

I have updated your Telerik points accordingly for being the first to report this issue.

In the meantime as workaround you can create the Data Driven Find Expression in code. Here's an article demonstrating how to do that.  

All the best,
Plamen
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