TestComplete Does Black Box Testing
Aurora Public Schools is a K-12 public school district in Aurora, Colorado. Aurora uses TestComplete for black box testing and integration testing of third party software. "We are not a development shop with source code to be tested. Instead, our need is to analyze new revisions to the packaged software used at the district and determine the impact that those revisions will have on our organization," said Vince.
Monthly Report Scheduling with TestComplete
Vince explained that there are many report groups to be scheduled each month and it's a repetitive task ideal for automation. "We had already purchased TestComplete to provide automated testing in our organization. Knowing how easy it is to accomplish scripting with TestComplete, it was an easy decision to use the product outside of its normal application and let a test script run all screens and enter any values necessary for scheduling our reports."
"The script was developed and variables were added for dates and other parameters that change from month to month. Using the script, the reports are easily scheduled each month in a matter of minutes."
"We have used this technique on several other occasions to read data from a file and enter it into the system through the available user interface screens. The scripting feature has been extremely useful for us!"
"The screen shot below shows TestComplete accessing the report scheduling screen in Oracle Applications and submitting one report set (group of reports) after another through the scheduler so they will print at a designated time."