In the above post, I mentioned “Excel Keyword” plugin to you. Sorry. To be honest, I have never used it.
Now I looked at it, and found its sole purpose is provide “Keywords” that enables you to indirectly call POI API from the Manual mode of Test Case editor. If you can code scripts in the Script mode, you do not really need the plugin.
The plugin assumes that users do understand the conceptual data model behind the Excel API. The plugin requires users to have similar level of programming skill as the Apache POI.
I wonder who can really make use of this plugin.
- The plugin is meant to help the Manual mode users.
- The Manual mode users are, usually, not skilled enough for programming.
- The plugin assumes users to have good enough programming skill, so that they understand the conceptual data model of the POI API + Excel API.
To me, these 3 statements do not hold true together.