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Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester: The Definitive Resource by Marc van Lint, Larry Quesada, Jeffrey R. Bocarsly, Chip Davis, Daniel Chirillo, Daniel Gouveia, Fariz Saracevic, Lee B. Thomas

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Chapter 5. Managing Script Data

Chip Davis, Daniel Chirillo, Fariz Saracevic

In this chapter, you learn how Rational Functional Tester can manage script data. You start with in depth coverage of Rational Functional Tester datapools, followed by techniques to access databases from Java and .NET, and you learn how to handle user-specific runtime variables.

Accessing Rational Functional Tester Datapools

The easiest and most common way of managing test data in your scripts is to use datapools. Datapools are essentially just tables of data that are represented in Rational Functional Tester as simple test elements, along with the scripts and maps. You can have multiple datapools and these can be shared by multiple test scripts.

Although simple datapool ...

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