Parameterlists

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A parameterlist is like an excel-spreadsheet that you can use to build a list of records to be used in a testsuite- or a testcase-control-script. You can use these lists to let the script iterate through all records to parametrize the testcase or the testsuite.

For example:

  • Iterate through a list of test-records and run a testcase using this testdata.
  • Iterate through a list of user/password-paris to run a security-check against your analytical models.
  • Iterate through a list of datawarehouse dimensions that are slightly different from each other (e.g. naming of from/to columns (SCD2) or table names etc.). Then parametrize the text-execution by these variables.
  • etc.

Creating a parameterlist

  1. Open “Environment” -> “Parameterlists” in the main navigation.
  2. Click on “Create Parameter List” or use the “+” button to add a new one if there are already some lists.
  3. Enter a unique code and name and optionally describe the parameterlist.
  4. Change to the register “fields”.
  5. Add one or more fields to the parameterlist. The fields are the equivalent of columns in an excel-spreadsheet for example.
  6. Click on “Create Parameterlist”.

Adding records to a parameterlist

  1. Open “Environment” -> “Parameterlists” in the main navigation.
  2. Choose the parameterlist in the dropdown-menu.
  3. Click on “+ Add Item” to create a new record.
  4. Enter all fields. BiG EVAL automatically stores your inputs.

Deleting a record of a parameterlist

  1. Open “Environment” -> “Parameterlists” in the main navigation.
  2. Choose the parameterlist in the dropdown-menu.
  3. Mark the record you want to delete using the checkmark at the very beginning of the row.
  4. Click on “Delete item”.