Test Data can refer to the inputs for a program, which might also include any configuration/setup data, but also the data outputs which might require further analysis to detect issues.

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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

Many companies have a match of their production platform available in a QA environment, with the only difference being that the QA environment connects to QA datasources (which generally contain fake ...
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Test Data Bank creation: approach, important points, useful links, data generators, file storages?

Being Senior QA, I often face one and the same problem: for every project I'm involved in I need to prepare / collect / generate various sort of testing data. It might be VERY different - below are ...
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Controlling database state in Selenium UI Testing

We have a big test suite with around 300+ tests. Now a days we are manually restoring database and creating few Data Objects and hard coding some data to feed into the tests. However, there are a lot ...
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Scrubbing Production Data For Test?

We had an issue today where several thousand customers received a notification in error due to a subset of data from our production system being used in a test system. There's been some disagreement ...
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Testing programs that handle huge datasets

I'm writing a script that parses many thousands of lines from a server log and collates the data. I'm wondering how to go about creating unit-tests for such a program, to make sure it gathers the data ...
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How do you simulate years of real world conditions in a testing framework?

If I am writing a piece of software that needs to be highly reliable for years at a time how can I simulate years of test data in a shorter time frame? Say hours instead of years. I know the problem ...
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Is it OK to use the classes under test to initialize the database for the tests?

I am working at a small in-house dev department in a non-IT organisation. Me and another junior dev are creating a mid-sized CRUD web application in ASP MVC. There is no formal test process in our ...
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Should one test rely on the output of previous test?

First of all I have read some great answers in the following link: Are your UI automated tests dependent or ordered?. But would like a clearer understanding in terms of dependencies within test data. ...
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Generate test data in which format

What is the best approach to make test data configurable ? Through XML file or properties file or any other way. But must not be hard coded. What approach should be taken to run the same Test Suit ...
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What are some Invalid data inputs that will break a text box?

I am testing an web-based enterprise application created in Asp.Net. I am testing a text box which accepts alpha-numeric character and maximum 255 chars. Apart from normal boundary values, nulls, ...
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Proper pattern for setting up tests of basic database operations

Trying to write tests for basic database operation, I'd like to understand what is the standard or proper pattern for setting up the data, so that only the functionality that should be tested is ...
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What particular testing requirements do data driven applications have?

Different sorts of software need different approaches to testing. An interactive GUI-driven application will be tested in a very different way from a piece of middleware, for example. Specifically ...
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Balancing security with tester convenience: should you put credentials in test instructions?

I'm in a small enterprise environment, a dozen or so developers, no full time QA specialist, no dedicated testing resources. Project leads and developers and subject matter experts all contribute to ...
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How to manage test data in database

Background: I am setting up an automation framework Brand new project (i.e. no scripts) (clarification: brand new project as in everything is brand new, new db, new code, new automation, ...
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How to export test plans from QA Director?

How can I export test execution plans from QA Director? I know that there is a report called Execution/Execution Plans, which can export the execution plan itself. However, this information by itself ...
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Test ideas for testing Reports? [closed]

My web application generates a lot of reports in formats like excel sheet, Csv(comma-separated values), fixed width columns, pdf format, html reports etc based on the parameters I select. There is a ...
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Preparing test data for Automated Testing

So i've ran into a bit of a problem, I have a set of automated tests created for a site, were looking into really moving towards a CI based system for testing (Running the test suite after pushing ...
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Need help with Data Comparison testing [closed]

Is there a best tool for use to load up data and do a comparison large sets of data apart from Excel in a customizable way?
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Are there any good tutorials on how to set up JMeter to load test a deployed ASP. NET web app?

I'm having trouble finding a decent tutorial on how to set up JMeter to load test a deployed ASP.NET web app? Does it have to run on localhost or can it be used to test a deployed app? I would like ...
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How Can i build Data Driven framework with Watir Webdriver where test data will be excel files

I need help to build data driven framework for WATIR Webdriver. Here my concern is, can we build data driven framework by reading data from excel in Watir-webdriver as we have option in Selenium+...
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Test data to test form input fields?

I am testing web based user profiles forms which have multiple fields like input box, radio buttons, checkboxes, combo-boxes, alphanumeric fields etc. what are some good tests that I can run to find ...
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What are some nice sources for User-Agent strings?

I'm testing a library that processes queries based on User-Agent. In my tests, I'd like to feed it as much strings as possible. Where can I find a public collection of User-Agent strings? I'm ...
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I need some Invalid Test Data for Negative Testing? [closed]

I need some valid/invalid test data to test the following:- I am testing a web-based financial application written in.NET technologies. It has SQL Server back-end. I am testing the UI/Functionality ...
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Guidelines for using Production Data in test environments

Any one have any good recommendations/guideline policies about using production data within testing environments (sensitive vs non-sensitive)?
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What are some Software Testing Attacks that can be used in black box testing? [closed]

If I am doing functional testing of a web-application, what are some input fields, forms etc. attacks that can cause the application to crash?
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Invalid xml data generator

I am searching for a tool that can generate invalid data for xml. I know data valid in one system might be invalid in other. Still some error like length, signs, repetition could be simulated. I do ...
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SELENIUM IDE - Selecting DROP DOWN using Array(parameterization)

Is it possible to select value from the drop down list then you will get the value from the Array(parameter) data? I tried to do it but I commit error. I also tried to get 'id'from the equivalent ...