Article: Test Data Management in Practice

Author: Klaus Haller

Published in: Conference Journal Software Quality Days 2013, Vienna

Abstract. Do you have issues with your legal and compliance department because test environments contain sensitive data outsourcing partners must not see? Do your testers have idle time because test data are missing or test Environments have inconsistent data? If any of these challenges applies to your situation, the concepts of this paper can help. The first concept is database-application-aware test cases. They enforce that test cases for business applications provide all information needed for repeatable execution. Second, a type concept eases the test case maintenance and preparation of test data for a test start without delays. Third, a test data catalogue lists database objects for the various types. Finally, architectural patterns describe various ways to set up test environments with production and/or synthetic test data. This paper focuses on integrating these concepts into the daily test process. This includes the tool aspect, which we illustrate with our Swisscom Test Data Organizer.

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Klaus Haller: Test Data Management in Practice. Conference Journal Software Quality Days 2013

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