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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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Controlling database state in Selenium UI Testing

We have a big test suite with around 300+ tests. Nowadays 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 of ...
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Testing using real data of the customer

Is it common to use real data of the customer to perform testing? What policies companies apply regarding using real data of the customer for testing purposes? Is there any legislations regarding such ...
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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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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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Please suggest some ideas to test an IVR system?

I have to test an DTMF tones via keypad with toll free number, which has a company IVR automated response system. The IVR allows the user to login to the system and user can know account balance, talk ...
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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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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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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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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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Voice Assistant Testing Samples

I am attempting to evaluate several audio codecs to determine their suitability to transcode speech for use with voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. From my own research, there ...
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What criteria should be considered when testing report generation

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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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, everything ...
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Equal or different test data for higher test levels

It's just a little issue, but one that pops up in my mind regularly when writing test scripts. Imagine you have an application which does some car tax calculation, having a REST service which has a ...
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What are good ways to manage test data?

The company I work for is moving towards CI and DevOps. Currently we store our test data (mainly XML test requests) either on a network drive. We want to move away from this. Looking for a system we ...
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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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How to create input data for unit tests for an API client?

I am building the initial set of unit tests for my team's legacy API client system. We have been writing integration tests, but have no unit tests. It's a Sinatra server that accepts requests from our ...
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How to verify a triangle-triangle intersection algorithm

I have programmed a triangle-triangle intersection algorithm, which have I have successfully tested for all distinctly different situations I could think of. I did this by manually inspecting all ...
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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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Prepare data for groups of test cases

I am going to have a family of test cases that are going to work on a single data set. This data set needs to be loaded into a database as an initial step which is shared between all the test cases. ...
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Testing without external data?

The plugin, that I am writing in php, is getting data from an external api. I have gathered some sample-data which the api sends (array). Now I would like to create tests to make sure that the plugin ...
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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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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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Efficient way to test data quality of database through java?

I currently have to test the data that is being processed from a file into the database. Currently I'm using Java to extract the data from the database and compare the data mapped to the table ...
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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 to write test cases when different test data gives different results?

Example test case: Check mobile bill payment after due date. For the above test case, different telecom operators have different sets of rules. For example, some allow payment after due date, and ...
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Are there any test data repositories regarding diacritics in text strings?

I am about to test a software's handling of diacritics. a sign, such as an accent or cedilla, which when written above or below a letter indicates a difference in pronunciation from the same letter ...
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How to properly import a number from Excel?

Doing data-driven testing, I need to import numbers from an Excel sheet, but 23.50 was imported as 23.5 even after I re-formatted it. I am planning to to add a zero to the end of this imported number,...
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Open source Java programme with advanced random number generators

In performance test it is common to use random numbers for some test data. Default random functions give you a random number in a range in which each number has the same chance to be picked. It ...
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Data creation and deletion for happy path automation

Hypothetically, if an automation engineer had to write a test for commenting on a post in a group on Facebook and did not have direct access to the db, but instead to the rest api, the automated test ...
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Managing Test Data for UI testing

I am working on a Java/TestNG UI automation framework and having some difficulties with test data management. I use TestNG's DataProvider to pass data to the test method. I need to pass about 30 ...
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Test scenario of Database components

For one new project we have a requirement to add multiple "Database Collation" support to the system, means the system will create DB on any specified DB Collations for Unicode, ANSI supported ...
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How to export test plans from QA Director? [closed]

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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What is Sql data conditioning?

This question was asked during QA interview. What is SQL data conditioning? Is it creating test data using SQL scripts to test different scenarios?
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Test data should be separate from the rest of the automation code [closed]

I am working in selenium with page object design pattern. I have got a feedback about my code and I want to make my code better. Code Review "You need to keep the test data separately. Not ...
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API tests against production DB with no endpoints to set up test data

I'm creating regression tests for one of our APIs. I'd like to discuss how to go about it in my particular situation. I have no problem on the dev environment, but when it gets deployed to a staging ...
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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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Setting up test data efficiently for large sets of integration tests: per test or not?

With huge sets of integration tests, data setup is becoming somewhat of an obstacle in terms of runtime. What is your experience to tackle similar situations? Scenario: 200 API integration tests ...
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Codeception: test data in annotation - codeception reports undefined variable

I've tried to use this style: https://codeception.com/docs/07-AdvancedUsage#Example-Annotation My example test case is this: /** * @example { "groupid": "16789507", "...
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How to structure data driven Protractor/JS tests in page object model?

I am using protractor/js for automating end to end tests for our website. We have a test data set that we have saved in different JS files and we use this data while executing test cases. We are ...
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How do I delete a column header in QTP?

I had a QTP Data Table and named some of my columns. I decided I didn't need one of my columns for my test, but it won't let me remove a column name once its set. I can't remove the column header and ...
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keeping the test data in json format [closed]

This is my selenium code. I am just finish my selenium code. I'm following page object pattern. My code does not follow any frameworks. 1). I want to keep the test data separately. Not ...
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How can I maintain test data in response[expected] against request[input] using java? How will it be if I use JBehave?

I have many scenarios to create request file that are sent to another application. This application processes the requests and sends back the responses. These responses should be validated against the ...
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Tools & Practices for Test Environments? [closed]

Just been given responsibility for managing the companies Non Production Environments and Data i.e. Development & Test Environments. What tools and practices are can you recommend? Yodel FYI I ...
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What tools and how to approach Data Migration testing? [duplicate]

What free automation tools exist for Data Migrations between Old and New Systems? What approaches should I use to ensure data was migrated correctly ? I'm a beginner Tester in web applications, E-...
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How should Data be handled when developing automated testing frameworks? [closed]

Currently i am using C#/Selenium to develop the automated testing framework. To run the tests i developed test fixtures which still use C#/Selenium but are ran with NUnit and are separated from the ...
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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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