Creating a new Allocated Test

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Now you have set up an Allocation Pool, click on ‘New Allocated Test’ to set an Allocated Test up. The popup below will show, you will need to specify fields for the details, configuration, parameters and expected results sections.

Details

Create Allocated SQL Test 1

Test Name: Enter a Test Name, the Test Name must be unique within the Suite.

Suite Name: Choose from existing Suite Names or enter a New One. Test Names are unique within a Suite.

Test Criteria: Pick from the drop-down list.

Tags: You can enter Tag names here, use Tab to create as many as you like. The Tags can be used to filter your allocation pools later.

Below is an example of a new Allocated Test:

Create Allocated SQL Test 2

Configuration

Click the ‘Configuration’ tab, the following screen will show:

Create Allocated SQL Test Configuration

How Many: Enter how many allocated values you would like. This will default to whatever has been set in the definition of the test type.

Unique:  Do you want the allocated value to be just for this test only? If it is not set other tests may use the same allocated value.

Prep environment: You can set up the data allocation to run jobs to prepare the data environment before the automation framework is run. Set this if this is a stand-alone piece of SQL to be run prior to the automation.

Below is an example of a new Allocated Test:

Create Allocated SQL Test configuration example

Parameters

Click the ‘Parameters’ tab, the following screen will show:

Create Allocated SQL Test Parameters

The parameter values will come over from the Parameters associated with the Test Type definition. You can fill these in with the required values to lookup the data you need for this specific test.

Below is an example of a new Allocated Test:

Create Allocated SQL Test Parameters Example

Expected Results

Click the ‘Expected Results’ tab, the following screen will show:

Create Allocated SQL Test EXPECTED Results

You can pass down values into the automation if you wish that can be used as the expected results.

You have now created an Allocated Test.