Select Data Source Dialog Box

The Select Data Source dialog box displays when you are creating a new data-driven file, which is a .g.t file, or opening an existing data-driven file that does not contain a data source connection string. This dialog box identifies the data source you will use to replace values in the data-driven test case. After you fill out this dialog box, Silk Test Classic loads the table and column information from your data source so it is available for you to use when you find and replace values in a test case. A data-driven script can use only one data source.

Select Data Source

Defaults to the previously specified DSN or to Silk DDA Excel. Select another data source by clicking the down arrow.

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

Select Workbook/Connection String area

Select Workbook displays when you have selected the default data source, Segue DDA Excel. Connection String displays when you choose a data source other than the default. If you are working with Silk DDA Excel you must select a workbook. Click Browse to navigate to the workbook you will use.


Saves the connection string so that it can be inserted into the data-driven script. The connection string is also saved to partner.ini so that this data source will be the new default selection for the list. If you are using the Silk DDA Excel data source, this button is only available after you select a workbook.


Displays when you select a data source other than the default. Click to display the Setup Data Driven Script DSN dialog box.