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Testing using real data of the customer

Depends on your definition of testing, anonymized data is widely used by Microsoft and others for monitoring and testing in production, it's the basis for A/B testing or monitoring for example. In ...
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Test data to test form input fields?

TextBox: Verify name is mandatory or not Enter the value as blank spaces on mandatory fields and click on Save button Enter the value as Special Character & Numbers on mandatory field and click ...
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Testing using real data of the customer

I wouldn't say it is common to use real data in testing, although the customer might provide a subset of "real" data in order to facilitate the process. Apart from the privacy and business issues, ...
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Testing using real data of the customer

It depends In some industries it's not feasible to test without customer data. Sometimes it's not possible to properly anonymize said data - I test software that uses the US social security number ...
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Controlling database state in Selenium UI Testing

As UI tests are slowish I think its important to be able to run them in parallel. In order to be able to run them in parallel, your data-management becomes even more complex, since if the tests use ...
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What are some Invalid data inputs that will break a text box?

Honestly, the only limit is your imagination. You'll find out pretty quickly if the programmers took the permissive approach (allow everything except...) or the repressive approach (prevent everything ...
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Controlling database state in Selenium UI Testing

This is a really interesting question. I don't think we're entirely happy with our approach, and we discuss it regularly, but these are our constraints and what we've done so far (framework has been ...
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What criteria should be considered when testing report generation

You need to verify following things: Verify the downloaded report is in correct format for example if you select pdf option then pdf should get downloaded and not html or other Verify the name of ...
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Test data to test form input fields?

Text field - special characters, numbers, alphanumeric values, negative values, decimal values, blank values, greater than max characters, acceptable ranges, links, html code Text boxes - try adding ...
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Test data to test form input fields?

Radio Button All options are displayed All options are enabled Multiple selection is not allowed. If multiple selection is allowed, check if you are able to achieve it. If radio button is a necessary ...
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Please suggest some ideas to test an IVR system?

IVR (Interactive Voice Response) applications allows customers to call and navigate through various instructions to Login, check on account, pay bills, order service, Customer call, Raise complaints ...
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Prepare data for groups of test cases

There are a few variables here: Will the tests modify the data? - If they will, you'll need to reload the data as a precondition for each test. How long does it take to load the data? - If it takes ...
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How to create input data for unit tests for an API client?

You're definitely on the right track here. I would start by collecting actual requests and responses generated by the live system, then anonymize as needed. These would be the seeds of your tests, ...
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Controlling database state in Selenium UI Testing

It's hard to provide input on your specific processes, but here's how I generally deal with Selenium automation. Maybe it can help you out. One separate database which contains all the data for the ...
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How to manage test data in database

Here's how I'd approach this situation (the tl;dr version): Analyze your options and give an indication of the risks involved. Your risk analysis should show your preferred option as having the ...
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Testing without external data?

You need to mock the request to the API. Here is a PHP example: https://github.com/InterNations/http-mock/blob/master/doc/start.md What this example does, is start a small fake http server, which ...
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What is Sql data conditioning?

When someone asks me a question and I don't know the answer, I tell them I don't know the answer, and then I ask them to tell me what they think the answer is. Maybe you should do that next time. If ...
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Equal or different test data for higher test levels

Personally, as the "service test" is the end-to-end test and the expensive one, I'd just put in some simple values that I know are good. As this is a single test with fixed parameters, I'd just pick ...
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Testing using real data of the customer

Principles related to the processing of personal data Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner ...
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Prepare data for groups of test cases

Ideally I would like tests to be independently executable, so that you can repeat a failing testcase without running the whole test-suite. So it should be a precondition for each test to load the ...
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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

The problem with production data is that that the cases are extensive but not exhaustive. Many cases that the system should take into account may not have shown up in the productive system, and if QA ...
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Generate test data in which format

There are many, many approaches, each having its pros and cons when it comes to simplicity of reading, easiness of modifying data, easiness of modifying data schema (refactoring), easiness of parsing ...
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Proper pattern for setting up tests of basic database operations

Based on your response to my comment, you're not actually looking to test database operations but an application that employs the operations. That makes things a little simpler. If you have access to ...
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What criteria should be considered when testing report generation

While testing reports we need to take the following points into consideration - Input data validations eg. date ranges Format of the report Check if there are any calculations like total, max or min ...
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Test data to test form input fields?

These blog might help: Lots of posts there about creating test data, along with copy-and-paste samples.
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How to write test cases when different test data gives different results?

Always approach this from your test objectives which should be taken directly from your requirements. You have one usecase, but his has multiple scenarios. Your usecase, 'Check mobile bill payment ...
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How to properly import a number from Excel?

First of all, I do not think you are importing numbers from an Excel sheet, what you are importing is perhaps a string. Can you please try this: Highlight your data cells from the Excel sheet, ...
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What are good ways to manage test data?

This may sound odd and may not be the answer you accept but I want to pass on my advice from the last 5 years of doing Selenium automation in several different companies from small local shops to ...
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Equal or different test data for higher test levels

Would you use the same test data as used in the service test, because you have the expected results already available, or would you deliberately choose different test data in order to implicitly test ...
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Testing using real data of the customer

I would not recommend using real customer data for testing. On argument was already mentioned: unlawful use of customer data. Another problem which can arise: leaking confidential business ...
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