Transforming binary data in tests

You can transform binary data in tests to view the data in a more readable format and to assist with data correlation. Binary data in a test might contain values that must be correlated for the test to play back properly.

Before you begin

Record a test that contains binary data.


To transform all the binary data in a test:

  1. Open a test for editing.
  2. Click Edit > Re-correlate test and transform data.
  3. In the Data Correlation and Transformation window, select the Apply data transformation check box.
  4. From the list, select a transformation to perform:
    • To convert the binary data to the equivalent ASCII representation, select the Convert To Ascii Text check box. Characters that are not part of the readable ASCII character set are shown as escaped hexadecimal values.
    • To convert the binary serialized representation of a Java™ object into XML format, select the Convert Java Serialized Object to XML check box. You can also use this transformation to examine and perform data correlation on tests against applications that use serialized Java objects.
    • To transform Adobe Flex objects into XML format, select the Convert AMF to XML check box.
    • To transform the Windows Communication Foundation binary code into XML, select the Convert Microsoft WCF-Binary to XML check box.
    All binary data in the test is transformed by using the transformation that you specified.
  5. To apply built-in data correlation rules, select the Apply corresponding data correlation rules if transformation succeeds check box, and then click Finish.
    Note: To remove data transformation from the test, clear the check boxes in the list of available transformers and generate the test.