How to Create Suitable Databases for Testing?

How to Create Suitable Databases for Testing?
October 10 10:00 2013 Print This Article

A software testing company emphasizes that it is important to test software applying realistic databases. Elaborating of such databases consumes some time and efforts but testing an application on realistic databases is worth it.

To Elaborate a Suitable Database it is Necessary:

1. To Have a Consultation with All the Stake Holders About What Databases will be Utilized in Production.

For instance, it is useful to determine what kind of data will be stored and processed, how many tables the database will contain. It is also important to know, what is potential maximum, average and least number of records in the database in order to create appropriately databases for testing purposes.

2. To Create Necessary Records for the Databases

When it is known what the software database should be, one may create many records for it. It is possible to use a program generating needed data. However randomly generated data may not be good for functional testing, because they are not like data that will be input by real users. So, it may be needed to elaborate other data records for functional testing that are more realistic.

3. To Gain Realistic Data for the Databases

It is useful to perform mobile, desktop testing or web site testing applying data that will be input by real users. One may gain the data by interrogating potential users what information they will enter using the software.

A QA company claims that application of data similar to those that will be used in production during software testing increases the quality of created software.

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