The String generator is used to generate strings with LoadComplete. Using this generator type you can populate a list variable with character strings and then use this data in your tests.
To activate the String generator, do the following:
After you have selected the String generator, you are offered to specify some additional parameters for the generated data. The parameters are:
Specifies the shortest character string that can be generated. The default value of the parameter is 1.
Specifies the longest character string that can be generated. The default value of the parameter is 8.
Duplicate each value … time(s)
Specifies how many times each generated value will be duplicated. The default value of the parameter is False.
You can also specify which characters should be used to generate character strings. For example, strings can be generated by using letters, digits, spaces and punctuation marks. If you want to use certain characters when generating character strings, select the appropriate check boxes. Otherwise, clear the check boxes. The following check boxes are available:
- Letters - By default, this check box is selected.
- Digits - By default, this check box is selected.
- Spaces - By default, this check box is selected.
- Punctuation marks - By default, this check box is selected.
After you specify the needed parameters, you can obtain the sample values that have been generated by the engine. The values are displayed in the Sample field.
Also, you can discard all the changes you made in the generator’s parameters and restore the parameters set by default. For this purpose, click Set Default Values below the Sample field.
If you are going to use the same settings in several variables or if you configure one generator in the same manner from time to time, it is much easier to save the selected generator with the specified parameter values as a user-defined generator. For this purpose, click the Save to User-Defined button below the Sample field.
For more information on generating test data, see Using Data Generators.