Benefits of ActiveData Testing

Application testing often involves inserting data into controls in the application under test (AUT), then processing the data, and finally reporting results to ensure the AUT works as expected. Entering data while recording a test and replaying the test without any further modifications only validates that the AUT works as expected with the specific data set.

To help you in creating tests that test your AUT against a wide variety of supported scenarios and edge cases, instead of having to record individual tests for each scenario, Silk Test Workbench includes the ActiveData testing feature, which offers the following benefits:
  • Test a wide variety of supported scenarios and edge cases with a single test, using a different set of data during each test run.
  • Make changes the the test data both directly in the ActiveData file and within Silk Test Workbench, without changing the actual test.