Monday, February 13, 2012
Friday, August 6, 2010
We left Khadki(Pune) railway station at 4pm to reach the spot at around 5:30pm only to get down on a small pavement near the railway tracks before Karjat. There was this huge valley on left side of ours and train gushing from 6 inches on the right. It was terrifying for few among us. As soon as we reached the cottages we were greeted by a small cup of tea. SATISFACTION !!!
We spent our time roaming around the area untill it was dark then had a good dinner with chickne specially prepared for us in authentic maharastrian village style. We spent next 2 odd hours playing cards and went off to bed at around 2 am. The next morning was very beautiful as we set off for a small walk to lashing water nearby. We got our backs turned red as we tried standing tall under the waterfall but to vein. Then we returned to cottages had lunch and played poker for about 2 hours. Neitherless to say I lost again. At around 4:30 pm we started our return journey by waiting at railway tracks only to find that the train was late by 30 minutes and we got drenched in monsoon rains for the last time before we gasped for running train where one of friend dislocated his shoulder (He is fine now :) )and reached back to our destination. Off we went to bed after a hot shower for much needed sleep and with hope of another trek this year in same season.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
1) Make a copy of excel file for which you need to find the VBA password (This is just for future recovery just in case the conversion fails)
2) Create a new excel file and set VBA password (eg: testpwd)
3) Download any HEX editor like "Hex-editor XVI32"
4) Open the source file and newly created excel file using this editor
5) Find following string CMG=" and copy the hex code till double quote ends
6) Paste it in the source file at same CMG=" location
7) Repeat steps 5 and 6 for search string DPB=" and GC="
8) Open the source file and enter VBA password 'testpwd' to open the VBA editor ....VOILA
Reply back to me if you need to know passwords for different file formats. Mail me if you have any query or suggestions regarding this.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
We had an exciting last weekend wher we spent the whole night chilling out ...literally. It was around 12 degrees but the wind flow gave you an hint about what chilling out meant. We left Pune at 6 (We were supposed to leave at 3:30 but who cares about punctuality in India...thanks to my fellow members) crossed the 12 km stretch on NH4 towards Satara with 4 stops last being at new McDonalds outlet. It was almost dark when we reached the base of Rajgad so decided to have some food. We started around 9 pm and made our way to the top from the 'CHOR DARWAJA'. It was the brightest full moon night and we had some interesting photo shoots during our journey. One of our trekker was about to leave his baggage at base after 10 mins of walking (or I should say was eager to come along without luggage) so we had no other option to carry it on other shoulders. At about 12:30 we had reached the temple on top and then were scavenging for a place to sleep. Finally got one behind the temple had our fire place lit up and we were fast asleep in our bags. Morning sun was extremely beautiful from the fort top and we clicked in heaps. We then started climbing the BAALEKILLA early(9 am is early) in the morning reached the top at about 10AM and enjoyed the beauty of Western Ghats from the top. Visited MACCHI on our way down and came back to the temple for our lunch. Then we started our looong journey down hill as few of our trekkers were afraid of heights. Kicked bikes and zoomed off to Pune with again break at McD. It was fun altogether.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Dim objInstances, objIE, strURL
strURL = "
Set objInstances = CreateObject("Shell.Application").windows
If objInstances.Count > 0 Then ' To make sure we have IE instance open.
For Each objIE In objInstances
sName = UCASE(objIE.FullName)
If Right(sName, 12) = "IEXPLORE.EXE" Then ' Searching for internet explorer
objIE.Navigate strURL ' Navigate to intended URL
wscript.echo "No explorer windows are open."
Sometimes there are simple solutions to complex problems, isn't it ?
Friday, August 28, 2009
It is tricky but extremely simple to test web services using QuickTest. I was given this task of creating a framework for testing a particular set of Use Cases which had to be done using services as no UI was available. I started with using the Web Services wizard to pass input parameters and get the output data sets or values. Later I found that the same could not be extended as the Object Repository holds the Webservice name with wsdl path and port name. This forced me think differently to make every parameter configurable.Let's first know few points:
1) SOAP : SOAP, which stands for Simple Object Access Protocol, is defined by the SOAP standard available at http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP. The SOAP protocol defines the format of standard XML messages that are used to communicate among systems. Because the message format is standardized and based on the XML standard, SOAP can be used to communicate among multiple computer architectures, languages, and operating systems. SOAP enables a new class of applications called Web services, which expose services in a standard way so that application developers can create new applications by putting together services from many different sources on the Web.There are four main areas covered by the SOAP specification: a required SOAP Envelope format that defines what the envelope that surrounds the XML content of a SOAP message must look like; an optional set of encoding rules that defines how language types are mapped to XML in a SOAP message (since this is defined in section 5 of the specification, it is referred to as "section 5 encoding"); an optional RPC format that defines how function calls are expressed in SOAP messages; and an HTTP binding that defines how SOAP messages may be exchanged through HTTP.
2) WSDL: WSDL stands for Web Service Description Language. In order to successfully call a Web service you will need to know how to get to the service, what operations the service supports, what parameters the service expects, and what the service returns. WSDL provides all of this information in an XML document that can be read or machine-processed.
The next necessary steps to call this SOAP method using the high-level SOAP API are:create a SOAPClient objectinitialize the SOAPClient object with the WSDL fileand call the method
Below is a snippet for same:
Set oSOAPClient = CreateObject("MSSOAP.SoapClient")
oSOAPClient.mssoapinit wsdl_path, service_name, port_name
oSOAPClient.Methodname param1, param2, return_param1
Above snippet might give error while running on windows 2003 of ActiveX component. To correct it download the SOAP Tool kit from msdn version 3.0 and install it and following change to first line of script:
Set oSOAPClient = CreateObject("MSSOAP.SoapClient30")
Reply back to me if you need any clarifications or updates.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
There was another requirement to replace one particular string from many script files stored on a server where quality center was installed. I had to replace all scripts which get saved on qc file system which had a particular string present in it. All test cases of type QUICK_TEST get saved with Script.mts file holding the actual textual part of script.
Here is a snippet to find particular file type (e.g.: Here i have searched for .mts file type as it was our requirement) within given folder and it searches in all sub folders present in it:
strDir = "D:\rohan\test"
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objDir = objFSO.GetFolder(strDir)RecursiveFunc (objDir)
For Each Item_File In Dir_Passed.Files
If LCase(Right(CStr(Item_File.Name), 3)) = "mts" Then
wscript.Echo Dir_Passed & "\" & Item_File.Name
For Each Item_Fldr In Dir_Passed.SubFolders
'wscript.Echo Item_Fldr.Name & " recursed"