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Sam asked on 22 May 2017, 04:51 PM

The website we’re testing requires user logins and does not allow for concurrent logins with the same user. We use data binding for a login function that is called using “test as step” for each test. Each member of the team has our own XML file in our \Data directory with the correct username/pw data to use so that we can all run tests at the same time and not interrupt each other's logins.

What I’d like to do is run a number of remote execution servers to increase the speed in which we can test a build. However, when scheduling tests the remote execution server will use the XML file that’s on the system of whoever schedules the test run, so if they try to run on multiple execution servers at once they will fail as they are all trying to login using the same user and are constantly kicking each other out of the system.

The solution to this seems to be to use a coded step to swap in a new XML file before each test as detailed here:
http://docs.telerik.com/teststudio/knowledge-base/data-driven-testing-kb/dynamic-data-binding

I wanted to check to see if this is still the recommended method to accomplish this task before implementing it across our systems.

Another thought I had was to bind the login test to a file outside the data directory (for example, c:\logins) but I don’t see a way to do that.

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Elena
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answered on 25 May 2017, 10:57 AM
Hello Sam,

Thank you for your effort on finding possible solution. 

The article you have discovered contains the possible solutions to handle such scenario so choose any of the proposed options which will suit you best. 

Binding a data source from an outer for the project location would not be possible since you have noted that the source file is picked up from another location and once bound its maintenance should be within Test Studio or from the respective project folder. However if you add a custom script to be executed before each test to change that source. This is actually the first provided solution. 

I hope you cleared the possibilities for yourself. Please do not hesitate to contact me again in case of further questions. 

Thank you again for your cooperation! 

Regards,
Elena Tsvetkova
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