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Different Table Styles for Different Purposes

As we've seen, every FitNesse test table begins with a row that contains the classname of the FixtureCode that will interpret the rest of the table. The rest of the rows in a test table depend on which style of table and fixture we are using (each style of test table has its own style of FixtureCode).

Here we point you to pages that describe each of the styles of FitNesse test table, and the fixture code used to interpret and run them as tests.

The Most Common Table/Fixture Styles

ColumnFixture This is the style you may end up using most: rows of data represent inputs and expected outputs.
RowFixture This is good for testing queries that should return an exact set of values (order-independently).
ActionFixture This style allows you write a script that emulates a series of events (such as controls manipulated on a user interface).
Comment Tables Sometimes you want a tablular comment that is not executed as a test.

Less Frequently-Used Table/Fixture Styles

RowEntryFixture A special case of ColumnFixture for processing rows of data.
TableFixture A fixture style that lets you create completely custom test table formats, and process them however you like.
CommandLineFixture[?] A fixture that allows you to execute shell commands in multiple threads.
SummaryFixture[?] A fixture that generates a report of all the tests on a page.

Some Table and Fixture Examples

Payroll Example An example using ColumnFixture
^BowlingGameProject[?] A simple example of some custom acceptance tests.