Monday, June 16, 2014

Changing proxy configuration automatically

For our automation scripts we are testing various type of applications. Some of these applications needs proxy configuration to access the application page while for some of them proxy mustn't be configured.
To solve this we use a function named "initAutomation" that takes application name as a parameter. This function is being called at the beginning of the test script and checks the application name and then decides to configure proxy settings before the execution.

Following piece of code accomplishes this functionality.

Disabling Smart Identification

Sometimes the "Smart Identification" functionality may become a pain for the automation scripts especially if you have dozens of test scripts. I prefer not to use this functionality because of slow identification and sometimes QTP mis-identifies the objects. For me it is better to get an "Object not found" error instead of waiting for the smart identification to find correctly desired object.