Run Method

Applies to TestComplete 15.40, last modified on March 25, 2022

The object-driven testing (ODT) functionality is deprecated. Do not use it to create new tests. It will be removed from the product in one of the future releases. As an alternative, you can create custom classes in your scripts. For more information, see Alternatives to the ODT functionality.

Description

The custom objects you create with the ODT project item contain methods that you can call to perform testing actions. Using the Data.Run method you can easily go through the object hierarchy and call the objects’ methods.

The method starts from the first child of the ODT | Data node and goes down the node hierarchy:

Walking Down the Object Hierarchy

The method analyzes the node’s type and does the following:

  • If the node contains an object, Data.Run calls the methods of this object.

  • If the node contains an ordinary value, no action is performed.

  • If the node contains an array, the method “processes” each item of this array.

After the method finishes “processing” the node, it continues with its child nodes. If there are no child nodes, the method proceeds with the next node in the hierarchy.

For complete information on how the method works, see the Controlling Object-Driven Tests topic.

Declaration

DataObj.Run()

DataObj An expression, variable or parameter that specifies a reference to a Data object
Result None

Applies To

The method is applied to the following object:

Result Value

None.

Example

The code below creates a custom object hierarchy and then walks down the object tree.

JavaScript, JScript

function DataObjExample()
{
  // Creates a custom object tree
  var Group = ODT.Data.AddGroup("NewDataGroup");
  var Var1 = Group.AddVariable("MyVariable", 123);
  var Var2 = Group.AddVarOfArrayType.AddItem("MyText");
  // Specifies the object that will be used to specify
  // a variable value
  var Obj = Sys.Process("MyApplication");
  var Var3 = Group.AddVariable(Obj);
  // ...
  // Walks down the custom object tree
  ODT.Data.Run();
  
}

VBScript

Sub DataObjExample

  ' Creates a custom object tree
  Set Group = ODT.Data.AddGroup("NewDataGroup")
  Set Var1 = Group.AddVariable("MyVariable", 123)
  Set Var2 = Group.AddVarOfArrayType.AddItem("MyText")
  ' Specifies the object that will be used to specify
  ' a variable value
  Set Obj = Sys.Process("MyApplication")
  Set Var3 = Group.AddVariable(Obj)
  ' ...
  ' Walks down the custom object tree
  ODT.Data.Run()
  
End Sub

DelphiScript

function DataObjExample;
var 
  Group, Var1, Var2, Obj, Var3;
begin

  // Creates a custom object tree
  Group := ODT.Data.AddGroup('NewDataGroup');
  Var1 := Group.AddVariable('MyVariable', 123);
  Var2 := Group.AddVarOfArrayType.AddItem('MyText');
  // Specifies the object that will be used to specify
  // a variable value
  Obj := Sys.Process('MyApplication');
  Var3 := Group.AddVariable(Obj);
  // ...
  // Walks down the custom object tree
  ODT.Data.Run();
   
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function DataObjExample()
{
  // Creates a custom object tree
  var Group = ODT["Data"]["AddGroup"]("NewDataGroup");
  var Var1 = Group["AddVariable"]("MyVariable", 123);
  var Var2 = Group["AddVarOfArrayType"]["AddItem"]("MyText");
  // Specifies the object that will be used to specify
  // a variable value
  var Obj = Sys["Process"]("MyApplication");
  var Var3 = Group["AddVariable"](Obj);
  // ...
  // Walks down the custom object tree
  ODT["Data"]["Run"]();
  
}

See Also

Controlling Object-Driven Tests
Run Method
Run Method
Run Method

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