Create Test Cases Just Once with Data Driven Testing

Create Test Cases Just Once with Data Driven Testing

Data-driven testing (DDT) is taking a test, parameterizing it and then running that test with varying data. This allows you to run the same test case with many varying inputs, therefore increasing coverage from a single test. In addition to increasing test coverage, data driven testing allows the ability to build both positive and negative test cases into a single test. Data-driven testing allows you to test the form with a different set of input values to be sure that the application works as expected.

Also, Data-driven testing is a creation of test scripts where test data and/or output values are read from data files instead of using the same hard-coded values each time the test runs. This way, testers can test how the application handles various inputs effectively. During data-driven testing inputs to the system are read from data files such as Excel, ODBC, an XML file, a MySQL database etc.

Data Driven with Test Complete

Data-driven testing with TestComplete means using a single test to verify many different test cases by driving the test with input and expected values from an external data source instead of using the same hard-coded values each time the test runs. This way, you can test how the application handles various inputs without having a lot of similar tests that only have different data sets.

TestComplete provides you with all of data driven testing’s advantages:

Data-Driven testing framework:

It is an automation framework where test input and/or output values are read from data files. The different data files may include datapools, ODBC sources, csv files, Excel files, ADO objects, etc. The data is then loaded into variables in recorded or manually coded scripts.

Advantages of the Data-Driven test automation framework are as under:

Disadvantages of the Data-Driven test automation framework are as under:

In Data-driven testing, it is the data that drives the test, henceforth; it is called data-driven testing. Data-driven testing can save time and money for a development team because testing each piece of data manually is not required, rather with the help of testing software, such as TestComplete, you can automate the testing process. You may also change the parameters of the test case to reuse the test case as many times as you like in other instances.

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