Repeating Actions for Multiple Users with Login

After loading the input data using data binding (an Excel file), I want to get the specific row item in the data multiple times. Here is the business scenario:

  1. Login as user1 and perform some actions/test.
  2. Login as user2 and perform some actions/test.
  3. Login as user1 and perform some verification.

 

All of my users are stored in the data source which is data bound to my test. To be specific "How do I fetch/point a desired row to the application value."

 

There is another approach that would avoid having to go to code and looking up records in the data source. If you structure your tests the right way you can data bind everything and achieve your test cases: Create two main login tests:

  • MainTestA
  • MainTestB

 

These tests only login in the user. Data bind these tests to your Excel spreadsheet. Next create two sub-tests:

  1. SubTestA performs the actions and assume the user is already logged in.
  2. SubTestB performs the verifications and assume the user is already logged in.

 

These tests can either use the same Excel file as the main tests, or you can data bind them to separate Excel files. If you use a different Excel file the sub-test will execute all the rows in the Excel file before returning to the main test.

  • Modify MainTestA to call SubTestA via Test-as-step feature. After calling the sub-test add steps to log out the user.
  • Modify MainTestB to call SubTestB via Test-as-step feature. After calling the sub-test add steps to log out the user.

 

Create a test list - EndToEndTestListA. Add MainTestA and MainTestB to it. Now when you run EndToEndTestListA it will execute in this manner:

  1. MainTestA will begin execution. It will run for all the rows in the login Excel file.
  2. For each row it will call SubTestA to perform the same actions for each user.
  3. If SubTestA is bound to a separate data file it will run all the rows in that data file before returning to MainTestA.
  4. When MainTestA is done executing MainTestB will begin executing.
  5. It will run in the same manner as MainTestA except it will call SubTestB instead of SubTestA.