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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

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chang, PCS [+details]

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.