CI104 Certified IDEAScript Expert

Course Overview

This 3 day training course will provide a thorough introduction to the programming language IDEAScript – an intrinsic part of IDEA Data Analysis. You will learn how to create and edit scripts, insert standard dialog and message boxes, handle arrays, design personalised dialog boxes and identify files in a directory.

The course is recognised by the CPD Institute and has a value of 21 hours.

Delegate Requirements

In order to get the most value from this course you should already be familiar with standard IDEA functionality, as per our CIDA foundation level course. Some prior exposure to programming, scripting, or VBA would also be beneficial.

Training Scenarios

The emphasis is on practical exercises, based on real-world examples, to give hands-on experience of writing and debugging scripts.

IDEA Functionality Covered

Concentrating on matters directly related to scripting and automation, this course will cover how to use IDEAScript, the syntax (which is very similar to Visual Basic Script), and an insight into the underlying IDEA objects.


If you have no real programming experience, you might consider first attending our 1 day Introduction to Automation and Continuous Testing which introduces you to automation methodology, IDEA Visual Script and basic IDEAScript macros.


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Public courses

Delegate fee: £1,099 + VAT (includes refreshments, buffet lunch and training material).

To book a Scheduled Training Course please select from the available dates above.

In-house training

Minimum number 4, maximum number 8 per course.

Price (per person) on request – capped trainer travel expenses will be charged.

To book or discuss in-house training, please call
+44 (0)1892 512348 or email