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Can SilkTest create and verify directories?

Can SilkTest create and verify directories?

Creating and Verifying Folders on the Directory

Very often during testing there is a need to verify if a particular folder exists or to create a folder in a given directory.

The 4Test function for checking existence of a directory is:

SYS_DirExists ( sPath ) 

where sPath is full path to the directory.

The 4Test function for creating a given directory is:

SYS_MakeDir ( sPath ) 

A check can be run for the existence of the directory and create it in the case where it doesn"t.

if !(SYS_DirExists ( sPath)) SYS_MakeDir ( sPath ) 

Now consider the following situation: It is required to create a directory on the C drive. Here"s how to do it:


Substituting sPath in the above code with the string "C:\Test\Results\May1999\""would seem to be a solution. But what if the directory C:\Test\ does not exist? It will be necessary to add additional lines to the code to make sure all directories in the given path exist.

Another scenario would be to create several subdirectories in the directory "Results", say "April1999","May1999" and "June1999". We could declare a list of strings containing the subdirectories and write a loop using the above-mentioned functions, like the code shown below:

void main () [-]List of string lsDirectories = {} [] "April1999" [] "May1999" [] "June1999" 



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