Viewing datapool candidates when you open a test

Datapool candidates are displayed automatically when you open a test for the first time. From the datapool candidates window you can view the datapool candidates in the test, bookmark locations of interest, and add or remove datapool references.

Procedure

  1. Record a test. When the test opens for the first time in the Test Navigator, the Show Datapool Candidates window is displayed. The Show Datapool Candidates window is displayed only if there are datapool candidates and if Always display this dialog when a test is first opened is selected. To prevent the Show Datapool Candidates from being displayed when a test opens, clear the Always display this dialog when a test is first opened check box in the Show Datapool Candidates window.
  2. Do one of the following:
    Option Description
    To view details about the datapool candidates in a test Navigate through the Datapool Candidates field to see them previewed in the Preview pane. Click the Next and Previous icons to move the selection down or up in the list of datapool candidates. Click the Show as Tree icon to toggle between tree format and list format. Click the Sort icon to sort the list of datapool candidates. Click the Bookmark icon to bookmark a location for later review.
    To select a data source for a datapool candidate Select the datapool candidate in the Datapool Candidates field, and then click Substitute. The Select Data Source window opens.
    To find more values in the test that have the same value as the selected datapool candidate Click Find More and Substitute. These values can be reviewed and substituted interactively as needed.
    To remove a substitution Select a substitution site, and then click Remove Substitution.
  3. Click Close to close the Show Datapool Candidates window and proceed to the test in the test editor. To display the Show Datapool Candidates window again while in the test editor, click the root node of the test. Then click the Common Options tab under Test Element Details, and then click Show Datapool Candidates.
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