Hi,

This is my code and I have printed out some de-bug statements. I
haven't a clue why the task = 'validate' switch statement is not being
executed.

<code>
class Form

  def initialize
    #see if file exists, what file or we going to use?
    #@filename = "search.txt"
    @filename = "validate.txt"
  end

 def enter_data
    task = nil
    count = 1
    flag = 0

    read_in_test_data.each { |x|
    line = x.chomp
     #debug
     p "line = #{x.chomp}"
    case line
      when /^\*+ TESTID_\d+$/
        p line.gsub(/\*/, '')
        flag += 1
        if flag > 1
          $ie.back
          count = 1
        end
      when /^Address:$/
        task = :address
      when /^Country:$/
        task = :country
      when /^Search-Results:$/
        task = :search
      when /^Validate:$/
        task = :validate
      when /^Expected-Result:$/
        task = :verify
      when /^END:$/
        $ie.close
    else
      p "the task = #{task}"
      case task
        when :address
          $ie.text_field(:name, "AL#{count}").set(line)
          count += 1
        when :country
          $ie.text_field(:name, 'C1').set(line)
        when :validate
          $ie.button(:value, 'Validate').click
        when :search
          $ie.text_field(:name, 'NR1').set(line)
          $ie.button(:value, 'Search').click
        when :verify
          if $ie.contains_text(line)
            p line, "PASS"
          else
            p line, "FAIL"
          end
      else
          #whatever
      end
    end
    }
  end


  def read_in_test_data
  #check if file exists and give date of last change
    File.readlines(@filename, "\n" )
 end
  private:read_in_test_data
end
<code>


debug statements
"line = *********************************************** TESTID_100"
" TESTID_100"
"line = Address:"
"line = Choyce Close"
"the task = address"
"line = Country:"
"line = GB"
"the task = country"
"line = Validate:"
"line = Expected-Result:"
"line = Is Complete: "
"the task = verify"

the file being read

*********************************************** TESTID_100
Address:
Choyce Close
Country:
GB
Validate:
Expected-Result:
Is Complete:
false
Confidence Level:
0
Address:
Postal Authority Formatted Address:
Choyce Close
United Kingdom
*********************************************** TESTID_200

etc

Much appreciated

Aidy