AN EXCELLENT TESTING SOLUTION FOR POWER BUILDER

Ascential Test

AscentialTest is one of the most popular testing solution customized for Power Builder

Why Most Testing Tools
Don’t Work Well With PB

Most other tools have limitations in handling DataWindow controls, Custom Controls, Data Grid, Custom Tree Views etc.,

Some tools do not interact much with the PowerBuilder API that exposes the individual components of DataWindow controls, due to which an user may end up with more work loads.

Larger cases have test scripts that do not indicate the exact underlying object as they lack feature referencing the actual object.

ASCENTIALTEST TOOL WORKS COMFORTABLY WITH PB

AscentialTest provides testing support for PowerBuilder applications from
PB v6.x right up to the most current version of Appeon PowerBuilder.

AscentialTest is able to more fully test inside DataWindows and recognize
them regardless of its presentation style: Form, Grid, Group, Tabular.

AscentialTest uses strong path statement to identify custom classes.

The method of interaction of AscentialTest with PB is Less dependent on the
version of the PowerBuilder. Hence, the user need not wait long for tool
updation to support advanced versions of PowerBuilder.

 Comparing With Other Popular Testing Tools

POWER BUILDER TABLE SUPPORT

The image below displays a Datawindow in the form of what we call a PbTable. It has rows and columns that can contain any number of control types (checkbox, popuplist, textfield, etc.).

AscentialTest provides a special feature called a ‘selector’, which makes it easy to locate a row in a table based on a target value. In the example below, the selector has located the third row in the table because it contains the test value ‘Table Management’

POWER BUILDER FORM SUPPORT

AscentialTest also recognizes the Datawindow in the form of what we call ‘PbForm’. Notice that the PbForm displayed below contains many different types of application objects including PbText, PbTextField, PbRadioGroup and PbCheckBox. These are only some of the control types that can be included on a form.

Other control types include:
PbCheckBox – PbComboList – PbComboTable – PbCompute – PbDataWindow – PbPopupList – PbPopupTable – PbRadioGroup – PbText – PbTextField

POWER BUILDER TOOL BAR SUPPORT

Most PowerBuilder applications include tool bars with icons that represent application tasks. AscentialTest provides special recognition for those tool bar icons to make it easy to select them:

POWER BUILDER RIBBON BAR SUPPORT

Appeon recently introduced the ribbon bar as an alternative to the toolbar. As compared to the standard tool bar, the ribbon bar can contain PowerBuilder elements like Checkbox, TextField, PopupList and ComboBox

AscentialTest support for PowerBuilder elements contained in a ribbon bar works the same way that it does for elements contained in a datawindow.

POWERSERVER AUTOMATED TESTING SUPPORT

Support for PowerServer web applications is also available beginning with PS 2020 GA. Since you can run tests created for your PowerBuilder classic application against the PowerServer web version without having to make any changes, you can validate that your deployed application works exactly the same as the legacy version.

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