I'm about to invest time into testing out the FlowControl, include and dataDriven Selenium IDE extensions to read variable data from a file for my selenium tests. I see that these extensions have not been updated in a while and I'm wondering if anyone knows if this is worth my time and if those extensions are the only way for the Selenium IDE to read data from a text file.
I've read in several places that the preferred solution for this is using selenium RC or selenium Webdriver. The reason I am investigating these extensions is because my clients would like to run their own tests with their own data using Selenium IDE (and not wait for me to give them a java program that will do this).
I installed all of these extensions and they seem to work. I think it is much too complicated to hand over to clients and expect anything good to happen. Much simpler at this point to just write tests in a Selenium WebDriver java launcher and define a file format for clients to use.