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 (
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”);