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Test Complete 9 - Console Automation

denisa_postolac
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Test Complete 9 - Console Automation

How should I store the text displayed in a Putty client?
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TanyaYatskovska
Community Manager

RE: Test Complete 9 - Console Automation


Hi Denisa,


 


You can use the wText property to work with the text in your console app. Refer to the "Testing Console Applications - Overview" article for details.


 

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fayrehouse
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RE: Test Complete 9 - Console Automation

Hi Tanya,



Am I missing something here? I'm also trying to interact with my puTTY session - but I don't get an object of type "ConsoleWindowClass" under the putty Process (not in Object Browser at least!).... The main "text box" area is:



Sys.Process("putty").Form("172.16.8.52 - PuTTY").Client("172.16.8.52 - PuTTY")



There ARE 2 Window objects immediately below the top level processes - both of type "Panel".... Nothing with a wText property etc available.





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TanyaYatskovska
Community Manager

RE: Test Complete 9 - Console Automation


Hi Steve,


 


Try using the following approach: copy the PuTTY window's contents to the clipboard. The following code snippet gets the output of the PuTTY window and prints it to the log to the Additional Info panel:


 




  //...


  var w = Sys["Process"]("putty")["Window"]("PuTTY", "*", 1);


  w["SystemMenu"]["Click"]("Copy All to Clipboard");


  Log["Message"](w["WndCaption"], Sys["Clipboard"]);


  //...


 




 


As soon as you get the needed text, you can use the indexOf method or a regular expression to find out whether the text matches a specific search pattern. Please see the "C++Script, C#Script - Working With Strings" article for information on these features and some sample scripts.

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slhollow
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Re: RE: Test Complete 9 - Console Automation

Created a Function in python which will capture the contents to clipboard and return the results as an array

@TanyaYatskovskawrote:

Hi Steve,


 


Try using the following approach: copy the PuTTY window's contents to the clipboard. The following code snippet gets the output of the PuTTY window and prints it to the log to the Additional Info panel:


 


 


  //...


  var w = Sys["Process"]("putty")["Window"]("PuTTY", "*", 1);


  w["SystemMenu"]["Click"]("Copy All to Clipboard");


  Log["Message"](w["WndCaption"], Sys["Clipboard"]);


  //...


 

 


 


As soon as you get the needed text, you can use the indexOf method or a regular expression to find out whether the text matches a specific search pattern. Please see the "C++Script, C#Script - Working With Strings" article for information on these features and some sample scripts.




#*****************************************************************************
# def name: GetPuttyText
#
# Description: Gets putty txt from terminal and returns contents.
#
# Inputs: sXTerm = Terminal Name
#
# Outputs: Captured data from screen
#
# Limitations: None
#
# Examples: GetPuttyText(sXTerm)
#
#*****************************************************************************

def
GetPuttyText (sXTerm):
# Create Putty object
w = Sys.Process("putty").Window("PuTTY", sXTerm, 1)
w.Restore()
w.Activate()

# Capture data to clipboard
w.SystemMenu.Click("Copy All to Clipboard")
sScreen = Sys.Clipboard

#Log Putty window contents
Log.Message(sScreen)

# Put contents into an array
aScreen = sScreen.splitlines()

# Clean up array and remove blank lines
aScreen = [s and s.strip() for s in aScreen]
aScreen = list(filter(None, aScreen))

# Clear Scrollback in putty
w.SystemMenu.Click("Clear Scrollback")

return aScreen
# GetPuttyText
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