Playing Back and Analyzing the ActiveData Visual Test

Now that the visual test that adds a customer has been enhanced to use customer records from an ActiveData file, it can be played back. When the visual test plays back, the customer records from the ActiveData file will actually be entered into the customer database.

  1. Perform one of the following steps:
    • Choose Actions > Playback.
    • Click Playback on the toolbar.
    The Playback dialog box opens.
  2. In the Result description text box, type AddCustomers using ActiveData.
  3. Click OK.
  4. If multiple browsers that are supported for replay are installed on the machine, the Select Browser dialog box opens. Select the browser and click Run.
    Silk Test Workbench plays back the enhanced test.
  5. Click Go to Result on the Playback Complete dialog box.

    The Result window opens to the Summary tab by default.

  6. Click the Details tab to display the result of every step. The Details tab displays the result of every step executed during playback. Use the scrollbar to scroll though the executed steps. There are more steps in the Test Steps pane of the Result window than there are actual steps in the visual test. This is because each repetition includes its own set of executed steps.
Note: You can also use expressions to update the ActiveData in a visual test. The Expression Designer enables you to use data from an ActiveData file column as input, and create an expression that changes the value of the data. The updated data can then be saved back to the same column in the same ActiveData file. For details, see Updating ActiveData in a Visual Test Using an Expression in the online help.