Generate enough datapool rows
Creating a Datapool Outside Rational Test
A datapool is stored in a text file with a .
extension. The file has the following
Each row contains one record.
Each record contains datapool field values delimited by a field separator. Any
character can be used for the field separator. Some common field separators are as
Comma ( , ). This is typically the default in the U.S. and the U.K.
Semicolon ( ; ). This is typically the default in most other countries.
Colon ( : ).
Pipe ( | ).
Slash ( / ).
The field separator can consist of up to three single-byte ASCII characters or one
To view or change the field separator, click
Start > Settings > Control Panel
icon, and then click the
contains the separator characters.
Each column in a datapool file contains a list of datapool field values.
Field values can contain spaces.
A single value can contain a separator character if the value is enclosed in double
quotes. For example, "Jones, Robert" is a single value in a record, not two.
The quotes are used only when the value is stored in the datapool file. The quotes
are not part of the value that is supplied to your application.
A single value can contain embedded strings. For example, "Jones, Robert "Bob""
is a single value in a record, not two.
Each record ends with a line feed.
Datapool column names are stored in a .
file. (Robot and TestManager edit the
file. Never edit the .
The datapool name that is stored in the datastore is the same as the root datapool
file name (without the .
extension). The maximum length of a datapool name is