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Automated Software Test Facility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041569D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ozarkar, HN: AUTHOR

Abstract

The procedure for carrying out the system test on a new software product involves the following activities: 1. Creating the test case; i.e., writing down a series of inputs to and expected responses from the system. 2. Keying input data. 3. Comparing actual responses with the expected responses. The Automated Software Test Facility is a tool to capture transactions to allow their repetitive testing and validation. The Automated Software Test Facility enables its user to do the following functions: 1. Capture the input data which is keyed in manually. 2. Capture the output screen image which is the response to the manually input data. 3. Automatically resubmit the captured (or otherwise created)input, compare the new output responses with the previously captured (or otherwise created) output, and report any discrepancies.

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Automated Software Test Facility

The procedure for carrying out the system test on a new software product involves the following activities: 1. Creating the test case; i.e., writing down a series of inputs to and expected responses from the system. 2. Keying input data. 3. Comparing actual responses with the expected responses. The Automated Software Test Facility is a tool to capture transactions to allow their repetitive testing and validation. The Automated Software Test Facility enables its user to do the following functions: 1. Capture the input data which is keyed in manually. 2. Capture the output screen image which is the response to the manually input data. 3. Automatically resubmit the captured (or otherwise created)input, compare the new output responses with the previously captured (or otherwise created) output, and report any discrepancies. 4. Keep a complete on-going log of the testing activities. The Automated Software Test Facility is implemented via two exits in the VM/Pass-Through Program. The exits are taken at the point where data is read in from the terminal and the point where data is written to the terminal. The data is collected, inserted, or compared at these exit points. When data is collected, the user input data and the program output responses are stored in separate files. In some cases, it is possible to create these files externally. This eliminates altogether the tedious and error-prone job of manually keying in of the data. For su...