Your e-Business Partner eValid™ -- The WebSite Quality Authority
Browser-Based Client-Side WebSite Mapping & Analysis, Functional Testing and Validation, Server Loading, Page Timing/Tuning, and Quality Monitoring.

eValid -- Forcing Multiple Sub Window Script Description
eValid Home

With the right low-duty-cycle test scritps it is possible to run multiple tests in multiple windows on one eValid browser instance. This can be accomplished with the steps outlined here.

This special type of test construction would be appropriate for a set of tests that meet these conditions:

  1. The tests all have a low duty cycle percentage, say N%.
  2. For an N% duty cycle test the total number of parallel sub-windows, M, has to be < 1/N%.
  3. For example, if the duty cycle is 10%, then you should not use more than 10 sub-windows. This arrangement would achieve a 100% overall duty cycle for the aggregate of the 10 sub-window's activities, each of which would exhibit a 10% duty cycle.
  4. There needs to be a "parent page" upon which the playback script can act to initially launch the M sub-windows.
  5. The actions for each sub-window are probably best performed using a CallScript passage that communications the window number M so that the actions are performed on the right one of the multiple sub-windows.

Launching Sub-Windows
The parent page is assumed to have an active anchor link of the form:


This command sequence shown below forces the page to open sub-window N, where the ALL-CAPS phrases match the above defined anchor declaration.

IndexSet 0 
IndexFindElement 0 DOWN "innerText" "NAME_OF_STARTING_PAGE" ""
ValuePutElement 0 "target" ""
IndexFollowLink 0 ""
(Commands focused on website under test in sub-window M)...

The additional command passages must each mention the specific window name M in order to be effective.

Additional Notes

  1. The IndexSet 0 command may not be necessary if the anchor link is unique on the parent page.
  2. The parent-page anchor link actually needs to be executed once for each time the script is creating a window.
  3. It may be a good idea to issue a SubWindowCloseAll command at the end of the script to make sure all of the windows are closed.