Test Data Built to Scale
Certify recordsets are Excel-like table mechanisms (rows and columns of information) that contain data values used in data-driven testing. This data in turn is stored in the Certify SQL server central repository, removing the need to save and pass data to remote running tests. The stored recordsets enable users to take a single test scenario and drive it with variations of data, such as different user details/security roles, or different values to represent different inputs such as account details and contract ID numbers.
Allowing for test data to be created and then used by tests dynamically in the same run allows for flexibility when authoring horizontal end-to-end tests and prevents test-case sprawl. With Certify, there is never a need to create multiple versions of the same test case to accommodate different data. Worksoft Business Process Procedure (BPP) reports will document the data used while testing the application. Multiple rows of data in a recordset consumed by one test will generate a separate BPP report for each row of data in the recordset, enabling easy defect identification.
The tests with all the various data scenarios can be executed from Certify or scheduled for unattended execution via Certify Execution Manager.