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I am making changes to a configuration tool for a web application. The tool allows internal users to configure messages and custom experiences for external users of the webapp.

I have been given a task to provide cases that would show 100% test coverage, and then help the test team target reasonable test coverage for the changes. I'm trying to find a tool that will let me put configuration variations in a table or spreadsheet, and then generate the different use case variations that result from these configurations.

Does such a tool exist?

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Such tools are mentioned under combinational/pairwise testing. See the following questions and other question linked to them: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3194/…, sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/5359/…. –  dzieciou Jan 22 '13 at 20:04
100% test coverage ? Did you mean code coverage ? –  Rsf Jan 23 '13 at 10:38

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I'd suggest using a modelling tool to perform Model-based testing; we use one called Direct-to-test (DTT) at our workplace. Basically, you can set up a path through the application and specify what should vary based on what configuration files, proving therefore that you've covered every configuration file option (usually a cluster of nodes at the beginning of the model) and every path through the application, and let the tool generate the test cases from that. It's not a spreadsheet, but it can be easier to show people outside your department a graphic than a spreadsheet anyway.

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Can you please share the link to DTT download. Also the full form of DTT please. –  Pangea Apr 2 '13 at 3:08
@Pangea I actually only found out the full name a couple weeks ago, but I've edited it in –  Yamikuronue Apr 3 '13 at 11:22

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