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Business Data Testing
Business Data TestingHi,
I was wondering if there was a way of specifying exact return values from a webservice, to determine whether the test failed or passed.
For example, there is a webservice which performs a calculation on an integer (it squares the input value), and I want to have a Test Case where I set the input parameter to be 5, and I only want the test to pass if the result is 25. If the result contains any other value (if for example someone changed the function), then it should fail.
Currently, the tests will always pass, as it returns a "valid" value, according to the WSDL (ie any integer), but I want to add an extra layer of checking to ensure the back-end operation is correct.
The way I would envisage using this would be to have a spreadsheet with 2 columns:
And then I would like to cross-reference the result returned by the WebService with the corresponding row and if it does not correspond to the value in the "output" column, then the test should fail.
I don't want to specify this as a regression Test, but I want it to be an "online" test. How would I go about doing this?