Won't Fix
Last Updated: 13 Jun 2018 13:38 by Manish
Created on: 25 Apr 2013 17:20
Type: Feature Request
Databind to multiple sources/files
Currently a single test can be bound to only one data source (a single file, a single sheet, etc.). For larger tests that include subtests and passing data to the subtests, the single spreadsheet becomes nearly unmanageablylarge. It would be useful in cases like this to be able to bind the test to multiple data sources (e.g. multple sheets within the same Excel file). Then the various subtests can reference data in sheet 2, 3, 4, etc. while the parent test could use data from sheet 1. This would significantly simplify setting up the data being feed into the main parent test.
Posted on: 29 Apr 2013 06:19
It would be better to organize data at the same time execution flow. Now we have a case where one test case is calling 10 other test cases as test as step and we don't want to put our test as step as databinded as those are parameterized tests. In that case only the test case writer will know that how the data is flowing through the test case and what all are parameter names and where that particular parameter is used. With different sheets and every sheet having genuine name data flow can be known to everyone executing test case. And it would make maintainability lot more easier and reusable.
Posted on: 26 Apr 2013 15:24
Would you want all data available at the parent, or perhaps instead be able to specifically bind to child tests when setting up the parent?