The Datapool Fields grid
Working with Datapools
2. For each datapool column in the grid, assign a data type to the column, and
modify the default property values for the column as appropriate.
For information about the data types and other properties you can define for a
datapool column, see Using Rational TestManager.
To see an example of datapool columns defined in the Datapool Specification
dialog box, see Using Rational TestManager.
3. When finished defining datapool columns, type a number in the No. of records
to generate field.
If a different row has to be retrieved with each fetch, make sure the datapool has
at least as many rows as the number of users (and user iterations) that will be
requesting rows at runtime.
4. Click Generate Data.
You cannot generate data for a datapool that has more than 150 columns.
Alternatively, if you do not want to generate any data now, click Save to save
your datapool column definitions, and then click Close.
5. Optionally, click Yes to see a brief summary of the generated data.
If There Are Errors
If the datapool values are not successfully generated, you are prompted to see an
error report rather than a summary of the generated data. To correct the errors:
1. Click Yes to see the error report.
2. After viewing the cause of the errors, click Cancel.
3. Correct the errors in the Datapool Fields grid.
Viewing Datapool Values
To see the generated values, close the Datapool Specification dialog box. In the
Configure Datapool in Test Script dialog box, click Edit Existing Data.
If a datapool includes complex values (for example, embedded strings, or field
separator characters included in datapool values), you should view the datapool
values to make sure the contents of the datapool are as you expect.