The Micro Focus Unit Testing Framework contains a number of COBOL fields within the mfunit.cpy copybook that enable you to add metadata to your test cases.
For metadata relating to a particular test case, set the COBOL fields within the MFU-TC-METADATA-SETUP-PREFIX & test-case-name entry point. (If you are unable to use level 78 constants, use the "MFUM_test-case-name" entry point name instead.) This entry point is called during the preparation stage of the test case.
For metadata relating to all test cases in your test suite, set the COBOL fields within the MFU-GLOBAL-METADATA-PREFIX & program-name entry point. (If you are unable to use level 78 constants, use the "MFUGM_program-name" entry point name instead.) This entry point is called before any of the test cases.
If you generate a test fixture file (.mfu file) from the test suite, you can see the metadata within the test cases, and in the [global] section.
Use the following COBOL fields to populate your test case-specific and global metadata entry points:
|Tag in the test fixture .mfu file
|Test case description
The time limit (in ms) in which the test case should run. A non-zero return code is returned if the timeout is reached. The timeout must be set to at least 3 seconds.
Note: If a test uses a timeout, it must be run using one of the threaded test runners (cobmfurun32_t or cobmfurun64_t).
|Test case traits. You can run test cases based on the trait; any tests that are not assigned the specified trait are skipped
during the test run.
Tip: You can add more than one trait, delimited by a comma, if required.
|Skip test case
|Give priority to a test case. Permissible values are:
Note: Any test cases that do not have a priority specified are run after all prioritized test cases have run.
|Applies test runner arguments to the test run. Use this field in the MFU-GLOBAL-COMMANDLINE-PREFIX entry point.
Note: The length of this field is limited to 128 characters.
|Applies to data-driven tests. This option enables you to specify a data source for your data-driven tests. (Currently, only
data sources in comma separated values format are supported.)
move "csv:payroll.csv" to MFU-MD-TESTDATA
|Applies to data-driven tests. This option enables you to filter the data from the data source that is used in your test case.
Specify a condition to select or ignore rows of data in the source.
move "column_name condition data-value" to MFU-MD-DD-CSV-FILT-COND
|Applies to data-driven tests. This option enables you to specify the separator in the data file. (By default, the separator
is a comma.)
For example, to use a semi colon:
move ";" to MFU-MD-DD-DSV
|The file name of the JCL job card to be submitted.
|The reason that the job ended.
|The resulting return code of the job.
|The JCL job number.
|The metadata that determines if the test case has passed or failed. Set to
true to mark the test as passed, and
false to mark it failed.
For example:set MFU-MD-JCL-TESTCASE-PASSED to true
Generates output files on the running and results of a JCL job. If you want to make test assertions on the job, this metadata is mandatory. The default is true.
See JCL Test Case Example for an example of how to use the output in your tests.
|Determines if the completed job is flushed from the spool queue. Set to true to flush it on completion of the test, or false to retain the job within the queue.