After "automating" the import of some data, I need to test this. Yet I have no idea how to actually test this.
Info about the "automation":
We are having an application which has several "jobs". Each job either loads data from an external data source or calculates some values. Each day we had to select which jobs to run and then execute the jobs. As we are lazy, my job was it to implement a service, which simply executes all the jobs on a daily basis.
To be more precise, I am using the
quartz-scheduler to schedule these jobs and implemented some functionality to ensure the execution order of these jobs as well as they don't run repeatedly after finishing successful.
As I tested it manually to ensure that the results are correct (compared to production system), I now need to test it officially. And this is where I have no idea on how to proceed. I need to create test documentation as well as the results etc.
So far the only meaningful thing I could come up with, is to actually test the automation and compare the results to the production system to prove that my automation yields the same results as the current system. Also I thought about appending the log file to prove that the jobs only run until they are all successful, but this does not seam feasible at all, as I basically just dump data into the test document.
So my question is, how can I feasibly test the automation of an manual process?
Please note that I am not asking about automated testing