Datapool Fields grid
Working with Datapools
Step 2. Defining Datapool Columns and Generating the Data
The Datapool Specification dialog box contains the Datapool Fields grid. Each row
in the grid represents a datapool field -- that is, a column of data in the datapool file.
When the dialog box opens, the grid lists a datapool column name and a default
column definition for each script variable that is assigned the value
in the Configure Datapool in Test Script dialog box.
You define and populate the datapool as follows:
1. To insert one or more new columns into the datapool file:
a. Click the row located either just before or just after the location where you
want to insert the new datapool column. (Note that the order in which
datapool column names are listed in Name determines the order in which
values are stored in a datapool record.)
An arrow appears next to the name of the datapool row you clicked.
b. Click either Insert before or Insert after, depending on where you want to
insert the datapool column.
c. Type a name for the new datapool column (40 characters maximum).
Make sure there is a script variable of the same name listed in the Configure
Datapool in Test Script dialog box. The case of the names must match.
A value that was provided during recording. The value was assigned
to the script variable in Name.
If there is no value in this column for a particular script variable, a
length of 1 is assigned to the datapool column associated with the
This value can only be modified in the script.
Field or Column