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Agile Automation and Unified Funtional Testing by Rajeev Gupta

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Chapter 25

Datatables

Datatables are similar to MS Excel spreadsheets. It allows users to store and use data in its cells and also perform mathematical formulas within the cells. Data tables or data pane provide a way to data drive the test scripts. Test input data as well as test output data can be saved in the datatables. During test execution, test script retrieves the test input data from the datatables and updates the test output data back to the datatable. Every test has one global datatable that is accessible to all actions inside that test, and each action present inside the test has its own private datatable known as local datatable. Both the local and global datatables are accessible to all actions. The values of the datatable or data ...

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