Other (non testing) uses of Ranorex?

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Other (non testing) uses of Ranorex?

Post by Fergal » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:59 am

Ranorex is a powerful automation tool, that is used for software testing. Are people using Ranorex automation for anything other than testing?

Any examples or suggestions as to what else it could be used for?

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Re: Other (non testing) uses of Ranorex?

Post by odklizec » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:41 pm

Hi,

I've created a relative simple configuration app for my colleague, which starts certain apps, wait for them to appear, configures something in them and then finishes. Because the apps in question starts with random delay, it's quite boring to configure the things manually. The whole manual process may take between 10-15m. Now he simply starts the Ranorex-based app and he can go to make a tea ;)
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Re: Other (non testing) uses of Ranorex?

Post by Fergal » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 am

Thanks for your reply odklizec, that sounds like a very helpful and interesting use of Ranorex.

Would love to hear of more non-testing uses of Ranorex.

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Re: Other (non testing) uses of Ranorex?

Post by swmatisa » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:39 pm

Hello,

I also use Ranorex to introduce data in an external legacy system. I cannot access the database, so I automate the input process.
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Re: Other (non testing) uses of Ranorex?

Post by CarpeDiem » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:56 pm

We create the screenshots for our online documentation automatically with Ranorex.

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Re: Other (non testing) uses of Ranorex?

Post by Aracknid » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:41 pm

We had a guy doing tutorials for our app in Adobe Premier, and he had 100's (maybe a thousand) of tutorial files that needed to all be opened, tweaked with some rebranding changes (plus a few other tweaks) and then resaved. It would have taken him a month to do this manually (his estimate). I got the whole thing done over the weekend for him by automating it using Ranorex.

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Re: Other (non testing) uses of Ranorex?

Post by Fergal » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:06 am

Thanks everyone, those are all very interesting and practical uses of Ranorex.