What Is Decision Table Testing?

What Is Decision Table Testing?
February 23 08:52 2016 Print This Article

There are a lot of various tools which simplify and make mobile testing, software product testing or web application testing more effective and resultative. Now it is time to talk about decision tables and their impact on the checking procedure.

Decision tables demonstrate system requirements and its internal design in a clear and simple form. They are testing tools which help a specialist to design test cases. The table contains columns and lines for all required input combinations (conditions) and results of these particular inputs (actions).

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Moreover, decision tables can demonstrate actual and expected results. This testing tool represents the schema of the checking procedure. With the help of decision tables, a specialist from software testing company will not miss any essential aspect of the system under test.

What Are the Advantages of Decision Table Testing?

  • Every vertical column (rule) is a schematic representation of a test case, where conditions define the inputs and actions – the expected results.
  • One and more action for each rule can be specified with the help of decision tables.
  • A specialist may merge the concepts of decision table testing with boundary value testing.
  • It can be performed even if the system should implement complex rules.

Not all testers use decision tables during functional testing. Besides that, the majority of specialists involved in the checking process are not aware of this software testing type. For testers, it is very important to constantly develop professional level and practical skills.

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