Creating a New Data File for ActiveData Testing

ActiveData assets require a data file to be associated and used with the asset. Create the file with Silk Test Workbench or use tools such as text editors or Microsoft Excel® to create the file.

While creating an ActiveData asset, you can also create a new ActiveData file within Silk Test Workbench that contains the ActiveData you want to associate with the asset.

  1. Choose View > Asset Browser.
  2. Under Asset Types, right-click ActiveData and choose New ActiveData. The ActiveData window opens.
  3. Type a descriptive name for the asset in the Name text box. ActiveData asset names must follow Silk Test Workbench asset naming conventions.
    Tip: Giving the ActiveData asset the same name as the ActiveData file used for the asset helps to quickly identify the asset for test use.
  4. Click New to create a new file to use as the ActiveData file. The New ActiveData dialog box opens.
  5. In the Name text box, type a descriptive name for the new file. It is a good practice to give the file a name that either indicates what it contains or the type of application it will be used to test.
  6. Select the file type for the new ActiveData file. For file type information, see Creating an ActiveData Test Asset.
  7. Click Browse and use the Browse for Folder dialog box to select the location to store the new ActiveData file. Then, click OK to return to the New ActiveData dialog box. The location for the new ActiveData file displays in the Location text box.
  8. Click OK to create the new ActiveData file.
  9. Continue creating the ActiveData asset.