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UTA Features - Flow Test Data Set Support

Anthony Shorten
Senior Principal Product Manager

In Oracle Utilities Testing Accelerator we introduced the concept of saved and reusable Component Test Data Sets which represents reusable test data at a component level. The idea is that as you use a component you can design different reusable test data sets and save those for reuse across flows. This data can be manually entered in the workbench, imported from an environment and/or generated using keyword/tag libraries provided by the product teams. This was very useful and allowed data experimentation to test different scenarios.

Based upon feedback from our customers and partners, this capability has been expanded, in Oracle Utilities Testing Accelerator to now allow for test data sets to be associated with flows as well as components. This means you can group a series of component test data sets into a flow based test data set for reuse across instances of that flow.

This translates to greater configuration and greater levels of control. For example, you can now design a set of reusable test data that simulates a specific type of customer or type of business scenario you want to test a flow against. This can be saved as a named Flow Test Data Set and reused whenever that flow is executed. For example:

Example Flow Test Data Set

This enhancement allows for maintenance of the Component Test Data Sets at an individual level and when they are used as a part of the Flow Test Data Set. Whenever a Flow Test Data Set is used then it is indicated on the user interface. For example:

Example Editing Test Data

The introduction of Flow Test Data Sets is strategic to encourage reuse and manage the Test Data in a more cost effective way within the workbench.

For more information about Flow Test Data Sets, refer to the Flow Subroutines and Test Data Sets whitepaper (Doc Id: 2632033.1)  available from My Oracle Support.

For more information about Oracle Utilities Testing Accelerator, refer to Oracle Utilities Testing Accelerator Overview (Doc Id: 2014163.1) from My Oracle Support which includes an overview and a Frequently Asked Questions.

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