For information on the steps that you need to complete before you can find and replace values in a test case, see Data-Driven Workflow.
You can use the Find/Replace Values dialog box to find and replace values in a data-driven test case with links to values in tables and columns. Values are text strings, numbers, and booleans that exist in your original test cases. One of the steps in creating a data-driven test case is to find these values and replace them with references to columns in your data source.
Silk Test Classic checks to make sure that each value you select is appropriate for replacement by the column in your test case. You can turn off this validation by clicking while you are in a .g.t file. This means that the Find aspect of Find and Replace works as usual, but that the values that you replace are not validated. By turning off this checking, you suppress the error messages that Silk Test Classic would have otherwise displayed. Any 4Test identifier or fragment of a string is considered an invalid value for replacement unless Validate Replacements is turned off. If you are new to creating data-driven test cases, we recommend that you keep this validation turned on.
When you are using Find and Replace, sometimes a method requires a data type that does not match the column that you want to replace. For example, SetText requires a string, but you may want to set a number instead, or perhaps the database does not store data in the 4Test type that you would like to use. Silk Test Classic can handle these kinds of conversions, with a few exceptions.
Check the Don't show me this again check box if you want to use the re-sizable menu bars instead of the Find/Replace Values dialog box to find and replace values. You can re-display the dialog box by clicking or by right-clicking into a data-driven test case and un-checking Validate Replacements.