Data Source for Data-Driven Test Cases

When you install Silk Test Classic, the SILK DDA EXCEL DSN is copied to your installation computer. This is the default DSN that Silk Test Classic uses. This DSN uses a MS Excel 8.0 driver and does not have a particular workbook (.xls file) associated with it.

The Select Data Source dialog box allows you to choose the data source:
  • For new data-driven test cases, choose Silk DDA Excel.
  • For backward compatibility, choose Segue DDA Excel. This allows existing .g.t files that reference Segue DDA Excel to continue to run.

You do not have to use the default DSN. For additional information when using a different DSN, see Configuring Your DSN.

You may use any of the following types of data sources:
  • Text files and comma separated value files (*.txt and *.csv files)
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Access
  • Oracle
  • Sybase SQL Anywhere

For information about new features, supported platforms, and tested versions, refer to the Release Notes.