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Send logging to RSS feed or something similar

Post by Gunner1980 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:22 pm

So when developing tests and when running them I would like to be able to see the logging as it is happening. This simply is not possible with my current application because it runs maximized and the Ranorex script runs in the background.

I want to look into the capability of the script sending the logging information to an RSS feed or something similar so I can connect to the same system via a web page or RSS feed viewer and see what is going on while the test is running.

Has anyone done something like this? Any recommendation on how to go about implementing this?

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Re: Send logging to RSS feed or something similar

Post by sdaly » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:15 pm

We have built our own test controller/dashboard which logs the results to Quality Center and an Access database which is located on a shared drive. We can then access the results through QC or the Dashboard on another machine to get the latest results and logs as they are run. You could do something similar!

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Re: Send logging to RSS feed or something similar

Post by Support Team » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:23 pm

Hi Gunner,

I would suggest you the same a sdaly, but if you want to handle this by RSS Feeds, look to the following link http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=194 . There shouldn't be a problem to read the rxlog file, because it is written in xml format.

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Re: Send logging to RSS feed or something similar

Post by Ciege » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:38 pm

An easy thing I do is use a text editor that has the auto update ability (I use textpad).
From my main desktop (not my Ranorex test machine) I use Windows File Explorer and point to the folder where the Ranorex log is generated (in my case it is named something like foo.xml.tmp) I open that temp file with textpad and as the file is updated (i.e. log info is written) textpad will update the file on my screen. Therefore I have created a simple remote result dashboard.
If this or any response has helped you, please reply to the thread stating that it worked so other people with a similar issue will know how you fixed your issue!

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Re: Send logging to RSS feed or something similar

Post by artur_gadomski » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:16 am

I have two screens, and move Console with logging to one while maximized application is running on another.

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Re: Send logging to RSS feed or something similar

Post by Gunner1980 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:37 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions I'll try some of these out and let you know which one worked best for me.