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SmartBear Alumni (Retired)
4 years ago

[TechCorner Challenge #5] Comparing content of HTML table with Excel file data

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  • TanyaYatskovska's avatar
    4 years ago

    Task: Create a script that will compare the values of an HTML table and an Excel file cell by cell and log the difference between them.


    This is a solution created for [TechCorner Challenge #5]



    Hi All,


    my 2 cents to this challenge 🙂


    I've attached the Excel file, I'm working in the code. The code is written in JavaScript and it uses the new Excel object (which is really great!). Here is what you can see in the test log after executing the script:


    function CompareTables()
      //obtain the path to the web table
      var table = Sys.Browser("chrome").Page("").Form("aspnetForm").Table(0).Cell(0, 1).Panel(1).Panel(2).Table("orderGrid");
      //let's save a web table to the TestComplete table  
        Project.Variables.AddVariable("MyTable", "Table");  
      SaveTreeTableToVariable(Project.Variables.VariableByName("MyTable"), table);  
      //obtain the Excel file
      var excelFile = Excel.Open("C:\\Book1.xlsx "); //specify the path to your excel file here
      var excelSheet = excelFile.SheetByTitle("Sheet1");
      //Compare the web table with the Excel table
      var compResults = "";
      compResults = CompareTableWithExcel(Project.Variables.VariableByName("MyTable"),excelSheet)
      //Post comparison results to the test log
      if (compResults !="")
         Log.Warning("The tables are different", compResults);
        Log.Message("The tables are the same");
    function SaveTreeTableToVariable(TableVariable, ATable)
      TableVariable.RowCount = ATable.RowCount;
      for (var k = 0; k < ATable.ColumnCount(0); k++)
      for (var i = 0; i < ATable.RowCount; i++)
        // Goes through cells   
        for (var j = 0; j < ATable.ColumnCount(i); j++)
          // Obtains a cell and save it to a variable
          var cell = ATable.Cell(i, j);      
          TableVariable.$set("Item",j,i, cell.innerText);
    function CompareTableWithExcel(TableVariable, excelSheet)
      var compResults = "";
      //iterate through all cells
      for (var i = 0; i < TableVariable.RowCount; i++)  {
        for (var j = 0; j < TableVariable.ColumnCount; j++)
          //compare values
          if (excelSheet.Cell(j+1, i+1).Value !=  TableVariable.Item(j,i))
            compResults += "Row " + i + ", Column " + j + " -- Expected: " + TableVariable.Item(j,i) + ", Found: " + excelSheet.Cell(j+1, i+1).Value + "\r\n";
      return compResults;