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Generating Multi-Byte Characters
Working with Datapools
Generating Multi-Byte Characters
If you want to include multi-byte characters in your datapool (for example, to
support Japanese and other languages that include multi-byte characters), you can
do so in either of these ways:
Through a user-defined data type. For information, see the section Creating
User-Defined Data Types
on page 10-10.

The editor provided for you to supply the user-defined data fully supports Input
Method Editor (IME) operation. An IME lets you type multi-byte characters,
such as Kanji and Katakana characters as well as multi-byte ASCII, from a
standard keyboard. It is included in the Japanese version of Microsoft Windows.
Through the Read From File data type. For information, see the section Using
Rational TestManager
Using Datapools with Sessions
Robot can insert datapool commands into a performance testing session
automatically. If you want Robot to do so, take these steps before you begin to record
a session:
1. In Robot, click Tools > Session Record Options.
2. Click the Generator tab.
3. Select Use datapools, and click OK.
4. Record your transaction(s), and then stop recording.
The datapool commands are included in the script that Robot generates during
recording. Next, you create the datapool itself, as described in the following section.
Creating a Datapool with Robot
In Robot, you create a datapool in two basic steps:
1. Edit the
section of the session script, or accept
the defaults. (See the next section, Step 1. Editing Datapool Configuration.)
2. Define datapool columns and generate the data. (See Step 2. Defining Datapool
Columns and Generating the Data on page 10-19.)
You cannot automatically generate data for a datapool that has more than
150 columns.