I need to compare two databases which have many tables in it.
Both databases are the same but we are running different scripts to load and validate the data.
- How will i do this?
- Can I use Selenium?
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Liquibase is a tool that offers this kind of functionality among others, assuming you can establish jdbc connections to your databases.
There is a diff command that takes the connection parameters of 2 databases, and it reports their differences.
In order to report data changes you will need to use the
liquibase.sh --driver=oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver \ --url=jdbc:oracle:thin:@testdb:1521:test \ --username=bob \ --password=bob \ diff \ --referenceUrl=jdbc:oracle:thin:@localhost/XE \ --referenceUsername=bob \ --referencePassword=bob --diffTypes=data
Yes you might be able to use Selenium, if you can check it manually from the user interface and it is a web-application.
Not sure it is the fastest or easiest way to compare two databases though. Selenium is created for testing functional behaviour, not data validation.
Maybe it is easier to use a SQL compare tool, like this one: http://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-compare/
To achieve the purpose there are many automation tools out there. I would suggest to use OATS tool (Oracle Application Testing Suite). I find it more comfortable than Selenium .
It has lot of inbuilt features. Functional Testing, Load Testing, Webservices, Data Base Testing.
To Compare two data bases is quite easy. Follow the link for more details information
If using MySQL you can use the mysql mysqldbcompare tool.
This utility compares the objects and data from two databases to find differences. It identifies objects having different definitions in the two databases and presents them in a diff-style format of choice. Differences in the data are shown using a similar diff-style format. Changed or missing rows are shown in a standard format of GRID, CSV, TAB, or VERTICAL.
Use the notation db1:db2 to name two databases to compare, or, alternatively just db1 to compare two databases with the same name. The latter case is a convenience notation for comparing same-named databases on different servers.