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TABLE-DRIVEN TESTING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056747D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kavajecz, K [+details]

Abstract

The program concept constitutes automation of a process which represents a significant portion of the software development process--testing, unit test and component test--and is a method for executing and documenting testcases based on data stored in a table (online information). The figure depicts the environment in which the test program may be used. Referring to the figure: 1. The table a of test data is created from generator b (normally a test person). 2. Data can be extracted from the table: - Scenarios c (scripts) for interactive testing - Statistics d about the test data (e.g. Number of test cases, number of variations, etc.). 3. The test data table a is used as input to a testing program e . 4.