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Variation Generator Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034516D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 7 page(s) / 247K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chang, PCS: AUTHOR

Abstract

Variation Generator Tool (VARGEN) is a VM tool which helps testers perform their test planning by expanding the Test Data, converting the Test Data into a matrix format, and generating Variation Descriptions for the Test Plan. (Image Omitted) VARGEN is a tool designed to be used with and complement the Comprehensive Test Tool (CTT). VARGEN's output can be stored in the CTT data base and become part of a CTT user's Test Plan. VARGEN is implemented as a series of functions: Extend the Test Data file. (Image Omitted) Allows you to define three levels of testing coverage: 1 = Primary, 2 = Average, and 3 = Complete. The user decides which testing coverage level is needed (Figs. 1, 3, 4, and 5). Convert the Test Data file into a matrix.

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Variation Generator Tool

Variation Generator Tool (VARGEN) is a VM tool which helps testers perform their test planning by expanding the Test Data, converting the Test Data into a matrix format, and generating Variation Descriptions for the Test Plan.

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VARGEN is a tool designed to be used with and complement the Comprehensive Test Tool (CTT). VARGEN's output can be stored in the CTT data base and become part of a CTT user's Test Plan. VARGEN is implemented as a series of functions: Extend the Test Data file.

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Allows you to define three levels of testing

coverage: 1 = Primary, 2 = Average, and 3 =

Complete. The user decides which testing coverage

level is needed (Figs. 1, 3, 4, and 5).

Convert the Test Data file into a matrix.

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Allows you to convert the Test Data file into a

matrix format. Working with a matrix is much

easier than working with a Test Data file (Fig. 6)

and allows you to mark the matrix to ensure test

coverage for specific functions (Fig. 7). Convert the matrix into Variation Descriptions. Allows you to convert the matrix into Variation

Description files. These files can be saved in

the CTT data base and become part of the final

Test Plan (Fig. 8).

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Update the matrix.

Allows you to update the matrix at any time and

convert the new matrix into the Variation

Description files. Each Variation Description

contains the updated information. VARGEN allows the test to start with a primary Test Dat...