Data Driven with Selenium IDE

Ok, I really don’t like of Selenium IDE for many reasons, but today I will show one way to use Data Driven with its. This can help the guys who are beginning on automation.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Download the flowcontrol extension for IDE. (“Download” is a bit of a misnomer here, as the download link takes one to an HTML page. Simply copy/paste only the JavaScript contents of that page into a file named goto_sel_ide.js.)
  2. Download the 1.1 version of the includeCommand4IDE extension. (The just-released 1.2 version appears to have a serious bug.)
  3. Download the most recent version (0.2) of the datadriven.js extension.
  4. Install these 3 extensions in IDE via the Selenium Core extensionsfield (accessible via Options=>Options=>General). They must be specified in the order above!!!
  5. Re-start IDE so that all 3 extensions will get read in.
  6. Create an .xml file
    <test linkText="How It Works" title="Sauce OnDemand: Cross browser testing 
    with hosted Selenium testing in the cloud - Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="Downloads" title="Sauce Labs Downloads"/>
    <test linkText="Pricing" title="Sauce Labs Pricing For Hosted 
    Selenium in the Cloud"/>
    <test linkText="Support" title="Support: Sauce RC (Selenium RC) - 
    Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="Forums" title="Sauce Labs Forums"/>
    <test linkText="Blog" title="Selenium Testing? Do Cross Browser 
    Testing with Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="Flash/Flex Solution" title="Automate testing of your 
    Flex and Flash Web Apps - Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="Documentation" title="Documentation - Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="About" title="About - Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="Team" title="The Sauce Labs Team"/>
    <test linkText="News" title="Selenium News &amp; Events - Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="Webinars" title="Webinars - Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="Contact us" title="Support Contact - Sauce Labs"/>
    <test linkText="Service Status" title="Status - Sauce Labs"/>
  7. linkText and title are variable names of my choosing. You can use any names you want, and also any number of variables you want. The critical thing is that each container must contain all the data–input and output–for a single test case.
  8. View your .xml file in the browser to ensure that it does not contain any errors (only necessary if you did not use an XML editor to create the file).
  9. Utilize your .xml file via creating an HTML test case:
    loadTestData file:///Users/mamp/Desktop/BLOG/saucelabs-footer.xml open while !testdata.EOF() nextTestData
    clickAndWait link=${linkText} verifyTitle ${title} goBackAndWait endWhile

Be sure to replace the URL for the .xml file provided to loadTestData above with the appropriate URL on your computer.

Run the test.

Thank you guys. Have a good weekend !




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