I urgently need to update a few thousand records on a database which has an unrecognizable format.
The safe way I have to do it, is to start the application (a client server application made in Visual Basic - I guess - I don't have the source code) which manages this database, and, in the client application (once the server is running):
- type in a given text id on a given text box,
- Click on a given button to perform a search, (then a new window opens displaying a fiew editable fields for the requested record)
- In this new window, in a given text box, I must replace the previously inserted text id, which is written in there, by a new id
- Then press a given button to request the update
- Then press another button on a popup confirmation window.
This procedure must be repeated a few thousand times and I lookup the old values and replacemente values on a ".mdb" table.
As, all this procedure takes plenty of time and, because a manual procedure is not very reliable, I need an application to do it for me! The ids to be replaced and the replacement ids can be fecthed from the above mentioned Access table ".mdb"
This is the problem i have in hands for now. But, some more of this, is expected in the future. Hence, what i really need is
a configurable, easy to use, generic application (and respective source code in C/C++ thorougly documented) for "testing" software or, better said, to simulate human interaction.
The application must be able to read from a text file, or Access table, all the necessary information to type in, simulate that the respective keys are being typed in, wait for windows to open, simulate that buttons are being pressed by the mouse pointer and maybe even read what is written on given boxes.
This tool must be easily configurable in order to simulate human interaction on many different applications.
What I thought of, is this. Maybe first the application should be started in order to record all the information it may require, such as, the position of the input fields, the windows handlers ... I realy don't know exactly what it might need to store. Then, the application to be tested should be started by the user and the operation to be repeated should be performed once by the user. Then, the recording procedure should be stopped. And then, the tool should be able to repeat (simulate) this procedure many times, reading the data to be input from a text file or .mdb file.
Bear in mind that I will not be able to provide the applications to be tested. It must be easily configurable to work with many different applications. When I say easily, I mean that the user doesn't need to recompile the code to configure it for a different application.
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Hello, It can do it but in Java. All that you need configuration read MDB file and make the input. I am Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform Regards,