This question is kind of general and not very specific. We have a Java project that uses Oracle database. We are currently using SoapUI tool for the QA tests. Each test needs some data to exist on the database before it is run. Our current way of running the tests is as follows:
- Before each test we run a
.sqlfile (unique to the test) to load some data into the db
- We run the SoapUI test
- We use a general
.sqlfile to erase the test data we inserted for the test
- Go back to
1and run the next test.
The advantage of this method for us is that each test runs on a "clean sheet" with it's own data and is unrelated to the other tests.
The disadvantage is that each time during development when something changes in the db, for example a column was added to a table, we need to change all of the
sql scripts that inserts to this table instead of changing in one place, this makes it very hard to maintain the tests.
I wanted to know what are some of the industry "standards" ways of doing this kind of stuff, or to hear more approaches to solving this problem.
Any advice would be great.