WinRunner Interview Preparation Guide
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WinRunner Interview Questions and Answers will guide us that HP/Mercury Interactive WinRunner is an automated functional GUI testing tool that allows a user to record and play back UI interactions as test scripts. As a Functional test suite, it works together with HP QuickTest Professional and supports enterprise quality assurance. It captures, verifies and replays user interactions automatically, so you can identify defects and determine whether business processes work as designed.

67 WinRunner Questions and Answers:

1 :: How do you handle TSL exceptions?

Suppose you are running a batch test on an unstable version of your application. If your application crashes, you want WinRunner to recover test execution. A TSL exception can instruct WinRunner to recover test execution by exiting the current test, restarting the application, and continuing with the next test in the batch.
The handler function is responsible for recovering test execution. When WinRunner detects a specific error code, it calls the handler function. You implement this function to respond to the unexpected error in the way that meets your specific testing needs.
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2 :: How do you handle pop-up exceptions?

A pop-up exception Handler handles the pop-up messages that come up during the execution of the script in the AUT. TO handle this type of exception we make WinRunner learn the window and also specify a handler to the exception. It could be
Default actions: WinRunner clicks the OK or Cancel button in the pop-up window, or presses Enter on the keyboard. To select a default handler, click the appropriate button in the dialog box.
User-defined handler: If you prefer, specify the name of your own handler. Click User Defined Function Name and type in a name in the User Defined Function Name box.
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3 :: How do you handle unexpected events and errors?

WinRunner uses exception handling to detect an unexpected event when it occurs and act to recover the test run.
WinRunner enables you to handle the following types of exceptions:
Pop-up exceptions: Instruct WinRunner to detect and handle the appearance of a specific window.
TSL exceptions: Instruct WinRunner to detect and handle TSL functions that return a specific error code.
Object exceptions: Instruct WinRunner to detect and handle a change in a property for a specific GUI object.
Web exceptions: When the WebTest add-in is loaded, you can instruct WinRunner to handle unexpected events and errors that occur in your Web site during a test run.
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4 :: What are the three modes of running the scripts?

WinRunner provides three modes in which to run tests: Verify, Debug, and Update. You use each mode during a different phase of the testing process.
Verify
Use the Verify mode to check your application.
Debug
Use the Debug mode to help you identify bugs in a test script.
Update
Use the Update mode to update the expected results of a test or to create a new expected results folder.
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5 :: WITHOUT the GUI map, use the phy desc directly?

It's easy, just take the description straight
out of the GUI map squigglies and all, put it
into a variable (or pass it as a string)
and use that in place of the object name.

button_press ( "btn_OK" );
becomes
button_press ("{class: push_button, label: OK}");
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