Today I came across a very interesting problem. I had to write a Test Case document that had quite a huge number of test cases. The interesting part was that the Procedure and the result remained same but the name of the frame and the fields were chaning. I felt that copy/paste and modification would be a complete waste of time, so wrote this perl script quickly. Does what is expected.
# FILE: gui.pl
# USAGE: ./gui.pl
# DESCRIPTION: Create excel TC Document using perl.
# OPTIONS: —
# REQUIREMENTS: —
# BUGS: —
# NOTES: —
# AUTHOR: Amit Agarwal(firstname.lastname@example.org)
# VERSION: 1.0
# CREATED: 09/14/2009 06:58:42 PM
# REVISION: —
my $row = 1;
my $workbook = Spreadsheet::WriteExcel->new(\”amit_agarwal.xls\”);
my $worksheet = $workbook->add_worksheet(\”GUI_TC\”);
# To use blod style, you can use the below format.
# my $bold = $workbook->add_format();
# $worksheet->write(5, 0, \”amitag\”, $bold);
# We will assume that file \”amit\” exists in current directory
# and contains two fields per line. First field is frame name
# and second is the name of the field to check.
open(FILE,\”<amit\”)|| die \”Cannot open file amit for input\”;
for $line (<FILE>)
my $col = 0;
$procedure = \”Objective: Verify the frame $frame\\n\”;
$procedure .= \”Procedure:\\n\”;
$procedure .= \”1. Go to frame $frame\\n\”;
$result = \”1. Verify that the frame ($frame)is displayed correctly.\\n\”;
$result .= \”2. Verify that $field is displayed in $frame\”;
$worksheet->write($row++,$col,\”Verify the frame $frame\”);