Friday, 27 December 2013

DataDrivenFramework Part 2


Working with Flat Files:
The format for Excel Data is shown below :

The Following Example Demonstrates how to access data from excel
Selenium Code along with TestNG Framework:
For Reading Flat Files : Excel and CSV
package sample;

import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.testng.annotations.BeforeClass;
import org.testng.annotations.DataProvider;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

import atu.ddf.exceptions.DataDrivenFrameworkException;
import atu.ddf.file.CSVFile;
import atu.ddf.file.ExcelFile;
import atu.ddf.selenium.SeleniumTestNGHelper;

 * @author Automation Tester
public class ReadingFromFaltFile {
       WebDriver driver;

       public void init() {
              driver = new FirefoxDriver();
              driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(30, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

       // login into WordPress web site and publish a new Post
       // Another Example of Data Driven while working with Excel files having .xls extension
       @Test(dataProvider = "iteratorTestData")
       public void addPost(String username, String password, String title,
                     String content) throws InterruptedException {
              // Open App
              // Enter UserName
              // Enter Password
              // Click on Submit button
              // Enter Title
              // Enter Content
              // Click on Publish Button

       //Another Example of Data Driven Using CSV File
       @Test(dataProvider = "csvData")
       public void csvDataExample(String username, String password, String title)
                     throws InterruptedException {
              System.out.println("Username: " + username + ": password: " + password
                           + ": title: " + title);

       // Another Example of Data Driven while working with Excel files having .xlsx extension
       @Test(dataProvider = "objectTestData")
       public void registerUser(String username, String gender, String location,
                     String language, String age, String email) {
              System.out.println("Username: " + username + ": Gender: " + gender
                           + ": Location: " + location + ": Language: " + language
                           + ": Age: " + age + ": Email: " + email);

       //Example of 2-Dimensional Object Array DataProvider
       @DataProvider(name = "objectTestData")
       public Object[][] data() throws DataDrivenFrameworkException {
              String excelResource = System.getProperty("user.dir")
                           + System.getProperty("file.separator") + "resources"
                           + System.getProperty("file.separator") +"ExcelTestData.xlsx";
              // provide your excel file path here
              ExcelFile excelFile = new ExcelFile(excelResource);
              // provide the Sheet name
              // provide the Column Name where Test Case names will be given
              // provide the Test Case Name
              List<List<String>> data = excelFile
              // SeleniumTestNGHelper is a utility class that will help in converting
              // the Test data into TestNG Data Provider supported format
              // One such format here is a 2-Dimensional Object Array
              return SeleniumTestNGHelper.toObjectArray(data);

       //Example of DataProvider whose return type is Object Array Iterator
       @DataProvider(name = "iteratorTestData")
       public Iterator<Object[]> data1() throws DataDrivenFrameworkException {
              String excelResource = System.getProperty("user.dir")
                           + System.getProperty("file.separator") + "resources"
                           + System.getProperty("file.separator") +"ExcelTestData.xls";
              ExcelFile excelFile = new ExcelFile(excelResource);
              List<List<String>> data = excelFile.getDataUsingTestCaseName("AddPost");
              return SeleniumTestNGHelper.toObjectArrayIterator(data);

       @DataProvider(name = "csvData")
       public Object[][] csvData() throws DataDrivenFrameworkException {
              String csvResource = System.getProperty("user.dir")
                           + System.getProperty("file.separator") + "resources"
                           + System.getProperty("file.separator") +"CSVTestData.csv";
              CSVFile csvFile = new CSVFile();
              List<List<String>> data = csvFile.getTestData(csvResource);
              return SeleniumTestNGHelper.toObjectArray(data);

Go To: DataDrivenFramework Part 3  - Contains Details regarding Upcoming Releases and Features


  1. can you please provide the SeleniumTestNGHelper class

    1. Hi,

      The download links are provided in the main page of Data Driven Framework.


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  3. Hi,

    I used your code for CSV DDF testing, but failed with error:
    java.lang.RuntimeException: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.apache.commons.csv.CSVFormat.parse(Ljava/io/Reader;)Ljava/lang/Iterable;

    I've downloaded commons-csv-1.0-20140721.202737-298.jar and added it in Build path. Not clear if this is right one. Could you please advise? Thanks.


    1. Hi,

      The initial version was commons-csv-1.0-SNAPSHOT , which is a snapshot ! I suppose the method is no more available in the new release. we will fix the issue. Thank you :)


    2. this is "The Best" data driven tutorial which i have seen so far:)
      Congratz.. Can we have same kind for keyword driven as well :)

  4. Hi,

    SeleniumTestNGHelper class is missing from ATU_DDF_Example. Can you please provide a download link for it?


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  7. HI I have just tried to use the above code to execute reading data from xl file like (.xlsx) but it is showing an error as

    *DataDrivenFrameworkException cannot be resolved to a type* and
    *CSVFile cannot be resolved to a type* *SeleniumTestNGHelper cannot be resolved*. I can not able to resolve it. could you please help me out to resolve and execute it smoothly.

    Thank you.

  8. Also the error *ExcelFile cannot be resolved to a type*

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