Import Datapool dialog box

Use the Import Datapool dialog box to create a Functional Tester datapool from an existing Functional Tester datapool, an IBM Rational TestManager datapool, or a .csv file.

Import From

Type the path and file name of an existing Functional Tester or TestManager datapool, or a .csv file, or click the Import From arrow to display a list of ten recently imported files, and then click an item from the list.

Browse TM

Click to select the path and file name of a TestManager (TM) datapool to import.


Click to select the path and filename of an existing Functional Tester datapool to import. When you browse for a datapool, click the Files of type arrow and select either a .csv file type, a .rftdp file type for a public datapool, or a /rftxdp file type for a private datapool.

.CSV Format options

Use these options to import a .csv file.

Field Separator

Type the field separator character to use in the file you want to import. The field separator character that appears must be the same as the one used in the .csv file you are importing as a datapool. If you are not sure which field separator character to specify, use a text editor such as Notepad to open the .csv file and see the field separator character that is used.

First Record is Variable Information

Select to make the first row of the imported data, the column heading of a new datapool. If First Record is Variable Information is unchecked, the first row in the .csv file is imported as data and the headers use the default headers, such as data0, data1. The First Record is Variable InformationĀ setting is unavailable if the file you select to import is not a valid .csv file or not a TestManager datapool.

When you import a .csv file that was initially a Functional Tester datapool, select First Record is Variable Information to ensure that the data imports correctly.

To open: Click Create a Test Datapool (). For Functional Tester, Java Scripting, click Next. For Functional Tester, VB.NET Scripting, click Open.

Related concepts

Work with datapools

Related tasks

Create a datapool

Editing datapools

Exporting datapools


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