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Gerrie JvR
Occasional Visitor

Green Screen Testing Automation

We do green screen testing and are looking for ways to automate the testing/keystrokes. We use a thin client called Emterm and the operating system is OpenVMS. The closest we have come to automation is copy and past from a Word document. The problem with this is obviously that when there is a error you need mannually go and find the error.

Could we use VBA/Excel to automate the testing or should we rather find a tool that can help us automate our testing and if so can any one suggest a tool that we can use?

Thank you
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Volker Halle
Honored Contributor
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Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

Gerrie,

welcome to the OpenVMS ITRC forum.

For this purpose, there is an OpenVMS tool called DTM (DEC Test Manager), which is part of DECset.

Pointer to DECset page at HP:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/commercial/decset/decset_index.html

Volker.

Gerrie JvR
Occasional Visitor

Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

Thank you for the assistance. We will look into this tool.
B Claremont
Frequent Advisor

Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

If I my toot my own horn, we use DTM extensively for regression testing Migration RPG, CBL, FreeAXP, and Avanti. It is an excellent tool and I highly recommend it. We also offer services to help you set it up and create regression test suites.

Bruce C.
www.migrationspecialties.com
www.MigrationSpecialties.com
Gerrie JvR
Occasional Visitor

Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

Hi,

Just one question. Does DECset work on the new Itanium platform?

Thanks
Gerrie
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

> Does DECset work on the new Itanium
> platform?

Seems to.

IT $ dtm show version
Digital Test Manager Version V4.4-1

IT $ tcpip show version

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Version V5.6 - ECO 4
on an HP zx2000 (1.50GHz/6.0MB) running OpenVMS V8.3-1H1


There even seems to be a fresh kit to
download:

ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/layered_products/i64/DECSET128ECO2_I64.EXE
ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/layered_products/i64/DECSET128ECO2_I64.txt
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

> There even seems to be a fresh kit to
> download:

Assembled, apparently, by fresh "experts".
The UnZipSFX image used to create the kit
has advanced from
UnZipSFX 5.42 of 14 January 2001
used to make the ECO1 kit, all the way up to
UnZipSFX 5.51 of 22 May 2004
thus still deftly avoiding the I/O speed
improvements found since UnZip 5.52 ("UnZip
5.52 of 28 February 2005 [...]".)

Ignoring the annoyance of having to double
unpack a Zip-compressed BACKUP save set
(where "zip -V" would have been adequate on
its own), the result is a set of curiously
named files, too:
DECSET128ECO2.A, et al.
hence:

[...]
The following products will be processed:

DECSET128E V0.2
[...]

Nice quality control. (The quality is under
such tight control that hardly any of it
escapes?) Sigh. Apparently the oral
tradition has been broken, and the children
haven't noticed.
B Claremont
Frequent Advisor

Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

Sorry to be late. We use DTM on Itanium under VMS 8.2 and 8.3. Our test suites ported from Alpha with very little modification.
www.MigrationSpecialties.com
Andy Bustamante
Honored Contributor

Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

Another option is to use Kermit and script your testing. http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? Reach me at first_name + "." + last_name at sysmanager net
Gerrie JvR
Occasional Visitor

Re: Green Screen Testing Automation

Thanks for all the advice it certainly provides with us with some option to investigate and I am sure will make our lives easier.