Associating an ActiveData Asset with a Visual Test

Before using an ActiveData asset in a visual test, you must associate it with the visual test. Any number of ActiveData assets can be associated with a visual test.

Note: ActiveData assets may be inserted/created while any test step of a visual test is selected. However, the properties are displayed in the ActiveData property of the <<Start>> step.
  1. Open the visual test in which you want to use ActiveData.
  2. To create a new ActiveData asset, choose Insert > ActiveData > New.
  3. To browse for the ActiveData asset, choose Insert > ActiveData > Associate Existing. The Browse for ActiveData dialog box opens.
    1. Select whether the asset list should display all assets or only the ones created by you.
    2. Select the asset from the list.
      Note: Click any column header (Name, Project, Description, or Modified Date) to alphabetically sort the list of ActiveData assets by column header type.
    3. Click OK.
      Tip: Silk Test Workbench displays a message if the ActiveData file being associated does not contain rows or columns of data. Click Yes in the message box to associate the ActiveData asset with the visual test, or No to cancel.
  4. Repeat the preceding steps to associate ActiveData files from other ActiveData assets. Each time an ActiveData asset is associated with the visual test, an additional property named Item [n] appears under the ActiveData property, where [n] is a sequential number in the total number of ActiveData assets associated with the visual test. The name of the selected ActiveData asset displays as the value of this property. The ActiveData property is in the General property category.
  5. Edit ActiveData associations for a visual test by clicking the <<Start>> step. Properties for the step display in the Properties pane. Sort properties by category or alphabetical order. To edit an association, click the appropriate Item property in the Properties pane.
    • Click the Browse for ActiveData toolbar button in the value area to replace the associated ActiveData asset using the Browse for ActiveData dialog box.

    • Click the Delete toolbar button to remove the association of the ActiveData asset with the visual test.