What is test data ?
Test data is commonly used term to describe different types of data used to perform testing. In order to get an expected outcome – different data will be used to test the variation. E.g for performing a “performance testing” – lots of data are required to ensure the response is within the expected time.
Why test data is important?
Importance of data can be understood by an example - suppose you’re testing an application that calculate tax for different countries (an ERP product like SAP, Oracle, Dynamics , etc) and for different type of sales (services vs food vs luxury items) . In order to effectively test the business logic for different countries – a software tester needs to create a different variation of tests ( country , items, item types , etc) to ensure functionality of the software can be validated.
Setting up test data in SOFY
- Click on test data once you have uploaded your application
- Click on Create Test Data
- Define the variable name to be used
- Select type of test data
- Value Pair
- Click on Create Data
During the manual or automated test – you can use the Variable Name you identified in any test runs.