It is often desirable to be able to store test data in an easily accessible environment.
Standard ASCII files can fit that bill. However, if one wants more power for getting data into
and out of a test data structure, Segue\u2019s Silk Test\u2019s DB Tester functions are an excellent way of
accessing information in database. Additionally, for even greater ease-of-user, an Excel
spreadsheet can be used as a database provided that proper conditions are met.
It might be logical if each spreadsheet contained in a Microsoft Excel workbook were
considered a table in the database. However, Microsoft designed Excel differently. In the
following example, the worksheet named \u201cAges\u201d is not a database table, just a worksheet.
In order to make the data into a table, you must select the desired region of the
spreadsheet or select thee n t i re spreadsheet and name the region. This is accomplished by enter a
name for the new region into the Name Box in Excel. If you plan on your database table
contents growing, it may be best to make the entire spreadsheet the named region.
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