Date: August 29, 2016
ATS 1.6 is equipped with a highly demanded feature, namely data-driven testing. It is now possible to outsource test data from test cases and manage both separately. There is a new tab in the repository to define data sets and create records. You can import existing data from Excel sheets or export all data for easier maintenance.
The apparent benefit of this is the improved maintenance because test logic and data can now be clearly separated. Moreover, you can remove redundancy and re-use the same test data for multiple test cases.
The most beneficial use however is to cover multiple test scenarios with a single test case. A test case runs once for every record in a connected data set. By putting all scenario’s inputs and outputs into a record the same test case can be reused for similar scenarios.
- Click Widget action now doesn’t try to click invisible widgets
- Recorder now also records when there is no mxname class on the lowest element
- Recorder now never returns the _NO_UNIQUEPATH message if there is any possible unique combination of mxnames to identify the widget
- The actions Get Value, Assert Value and Find Widget (with Value parameter set) now also recognize all text widgets
- Improved layout and usability on import dialog and overview page
- Several theme fixes
- The Click Item/Row action has been deprecated in favor of the generic Click Widget action. To click a certain listview/templategrid/datagrid item/row you simply use the index classes (index-0 for the first, index-1 for the second item/row etc.).
- The data-driven testing feature lead to a change in the file format for exported repository items (test cases/suites, actions, folders, enumerations). As a consequence exports from 1.6 cannot be imported on older releases.