Using Squish as a module in other Python scripts, applications

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Overview

It is possible to automate user interfaces using the Squish API from existing Python scripts using a special Python module called squishtest.

Obtaining a Squish package with the correct Python configuration

The squishtest module functionality is available free of charge and is included in all Squish packages.

However, if you are using a Python installation with a different point-release (or architecture) from what is included in the Squish package, the Python module will not be compatible with your Python installation. In this case, you need a Squish package custom built with a Python version that matches your Python installation.

To provide such a package we need the following from you:

  • The file <SQUISHDIR>/buildinfo.txt of your existing Squish package (if any; or information which Squish edition and configuration you want to use).
  • The exact Python version in which you plan to use squishtest module.
  • If your Python installation is configured for UCS-2 or UCS-4.

To determine the exact version and information about UCS-2 or UCS-4 please send us the output generated by running the following command:

Execute in a shell

Using the squishtest module in Python scripts

A simple Python script using squishtest might look like this:

myscript.py

Setup

The above example test script can be executed with a plain Python interpreter, as long as the environment is configured correctly for finding the squishtest module, its shared library dependencies and a few other items, as shown below:

On Unix: Execute in a shell/terminal
On Windows: Execute in cmd.exe

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