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Advanced UFT 12 for Test Engineers Cookbook by Jonathon Lee Wright, Meir Bar-Tal

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Parameterizing Test Object properties

The same TOs might appear in different flavors. For example, a Submit button in a localized English version would show the text Einreichen for the German version. If the objects were given abstract IDs not related to their function or displayed text, then life for the automation developer would be easy; however, this is generally not the case. As managing a separate object repository for each language would pose a maintenance impasse for any automation project, a more practical approach should be adopted. A good alternative is to store the values for identification properties that change from one environment to another in an external data source, which is loaded at the beginning of a run session according ...

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