Create a tab-delimited text file to supply data sets to your
This external file provides the data for the same test created in the
earlier lesson. It replaces the data set that was used previously.
Open the Rented Cars data set that was created earlier by
double-clicking the Rented Cars node in the
Data subtree of the TestArchitect explorer tree.
In the editor, use your cursor to select only the cells that contain the row
data of the data set:
Press Ctrl+C to copy the selected contents.
Open an empty file in a text editor such as Windows Notepad.
Press Ctrl+V to paste the copied data onto the
When you copy and paste from the TestArchitect editor, adjacent cells of a row
are delimited by tabs, while rows are separated by linefeed characters. This
satisfies the TestArchitect requirements for an external data file.
Note: If you
have a text editor that can visualize hidden characters, verify that all
tabs and linefeeds are correctly positioned.
Change some of the data in your file. For example, change the
first occurrence of Prius to
By doing this you can verify that data is being pulled from the external file
and not the Rental Cars data set.
Save the file as RentedCars.tsv to
C:\data or another location on your local drive.
Your external data source is now ready for use.