Switch data source using build parameter

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Switch data source using build parameter

Post by tejas.deshpande » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:56 am

I would like to switch between two .csv files as data source where selection would depend on a build parameter.
Eg. ranorex.exe /pa: C:\DataSource2.csv

Any suggestions?

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Re: Switch data source using build parameter

Post by odklizec » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:36 pm


I believe it's not possible to load a data source file via code? But what you can do is to (manually) create two data connectors, then use below code to load the one you want:

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if (moduleVariable = "DataSource2")
var tc = (TestCase) TestSuite.Current.GetTestContainer("TestCaseName");  
    var source = DataSources.Get("DataConnector2");  
Where the moduleVariable is a variable binded to Global/TestCase/SmartFolder parameter, which you can change from command line. Hope this helps?
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Re: Switch data source using build parameter

Post by krstcs » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:19 pm

If you really need a dynamic data source (which is what you are asking) then you need to use a database. SQL Server Express is free and you can create a local DB file that stays with your Ranorex solution. Then you can use a well constructed SQL query to get the data you want each run.
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