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[QF-Test] Using a generic procedure for SQL UPDATE and INSERT where number of elements is variable.


  • Subject: [QF-Test] Using a generic procedure for SQL UPDATE and INSERT where number of elements is variable.
  • From: Rick Brasche <Rick.Brasche@?.org>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:40 -0800

Happy Friday, everyone.

 

In a number of recent automation scripts we’ve been requested to create, text information on the screen is fetched and written to a SQL table. In the past, we had 4 text elements we read per page, and created a generic INSERT INTO procedure that listed 4 columns and 4 variables. We have a similar one that does UPDATE as well.

 

My current project has one page that has 5 text elements to a single record, another page that has three, another that has 10. Another project has similar variety.

 

Can I write a generic database procedure that will allow me to assign the necessary columns at the specific test procedure call? So far it only allows what I explicitly write the SQL to be. If I specify 4 columns and 4 values, it has to be 4 in the procedure call.

 

Or do I just have to accept that I will write separate statements for each page as needed, or write three generics (three columns, two columns, 1 column) and repeatedly call as many as needed to get the desired number of UPDATE or INSERTs?

 

I’m really new at SQL so if there’s an obvious query solution, please don’t judge too harshly J

 

Thanks in advance, have a good weekend.

 

 

 

Rick Brasche,

Information Systems Business Process and Data Entry Automation

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