Recover all lost variable binding ...!

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Ram_Sankar
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Recover all lost variable binding ...!

Post by Ram_Sankar » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:43 pm

Hi Folks,

I am replacing a person who had worked in creating testing automation. Regrettably, the person is not available anymore to assist and somehow amongst all the work that had been carried out before using variable input from excel spreadsheet all got unbound.

Now, without anyones help and with my scruffy german, it is becoming a herculean task to find how to bind individual variables to each field. I have committed a serious blunder of running the rest in a remote machine which i pressume has created this epic issue. Is there a way I can bind all the variables back in the original Ranorex installed system instead of identifying and binding one variable after the other. Though all the changes that were done on the remote PC is not saved and yet, somehow when the work was opened in the Ranorex machine, variables are totally unbound.

Any easier workout from the experts would be solemnly appreciated.

Thanks and lookforward to a quick response.

- R

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Re: Recover all lost variable binding ...!

Post by krstcs » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:59 pm

What Ranorex version are you using?
What version control system are you using (SVN, TFS, GIT, etc.)? What version?


If you are using a version control system (and you should be since this is a software development project) then you can revert the changes back to the last point where they were bound.

Otherwise, you can use the Auto Bind functionality to make it a bit easier. Assuming the variable and data source names are the same, Ranorex will automatically bind the two. You will need to bind each test case.

If the variable and data source column names are not the same, and you don't have source control, you will need to go back and re-bind each variable and data source column manually, there is no other way.
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Ram_Sankar
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Re: Recover all lost variable binding ...!

Post by Ram_Sankar » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:09 pm

Thanks for your suggestion. You are a star. As you highlighted I managed to extract the version from SVN and all is intact. Now I dont have to run through the triathlon of binding 100 odd variables.

Thanks a million for your quick response.

PS. I am on Ranorex 3,1,2.

Thanks again.

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Re: Recover all lost variable binding ...!

Post by krstcs » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Your welcome!
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