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ixchariot automation using perl
Caveat I haven't used IxChariot in about 5 years, so my memory may be inaccurate and/or the product may have changed
What part of IxChariot are you attempting to automate: test creation, test execution, post-execution processing, or a combination of the above? I don't think there's a way to 'automate' test creation; that's kind of the point of having the product. I believe that the perl script OGB was referring to is actually a script for automating execution. You can use the GUI to create a set of tests, then use just about any scripting language to run these tests concurrently/sequentially. There isn't a perl API per se, but it would be easy to invoke the test execution commands via perl. No API exists (that I know of) for parsing the test results. I believe the various run options for the test dictate the type/format of the stats you receive. If you need some sort of result calculation that the tool doesn't do for you, it shouldn't be hard to parse the tabular output to get the values you need.
You should probably describe what you're trying to automate, and why the IxChariot product as-is is deficient in what you are trying to accomplish