Nonvisual Oracle objects
Testing Oracle Forms Applications
When you test a visual or nonvisual Oracle object, Robot can provide two views into
the Oracle application:
Full View Includes all objects (visual and nonvisual) in the application. (This
is similar to the Ownership View in the Oracle Forms Navigator.) In this view,
items are children of blocks, which are children of a form. This view also
includes canvas-views and windows. When you select an object from the full
view, the object is identified by its complete path in the script.
GUI View Includes only the visual (GUI) objects in the application. (This is
similar to the Visual View in the Oracle Forms Navigator.) In this view, all
objects are children of a window. When you select an object from the GUI view,
the object is identified by its block.item name relative to the window in the script.
The following figure shows the full view and the GUI view (collapsed):
To see both Robot views of an Oracle application:
1. Start to create a verification point.
2. In the Select Object dialog box, click Browse to open the Object List.
There are two types of branches under the OracleRootWindow branch:
The Form branch gives you a full view of all objects (visual and nonvisual) in the
application. (If you have multiple forms, Robot displays a full view for the active
The Window branches give you a GUI view of only the visual objects in the
The full view includes
visual and nonvisual
The GUI view includes
only visual objects.