Test Combinations Generator

Relevant for: GUI tests and business process tests

The Test Combinations Generator helps you prepare test configurations by using the parameters in your test and their possible values to create multiple possible data combinations. UFT can then generate them into a test configuration that you can use when running a business process test.

Note: By default, you must provide this data yourself. Depending on the number of parameters in your test and their possible values, the possible combinations can grow exponentially and require a lot of time to prepare. Use the Test Combinations Generator to prepare this data for you.

The Test Combinations Generator creates configurations based on the following algorithms:

Linear

Includes all possible combinations of parameters and values.

May result in a very large amount of data.

Pairwise

Includes all combinations of valid values for pairs of input parameters.

Assumes that many errors in your application are not caused by single parameters, rather interactions between pairs of parameters.

Triplewise:

Includes all combinations of valid values for triples of input parameters.

Furthermore, you can specify values be added to special paths:

Happy Path: No error or exception is expected to be raised by using this particular value
Error Path: An error or exception is expected to be raised by using this particular value

Once you have created a test with parameters, selected a combination algorithm, and added values to the Happy Path or Error Path sets, you can generate the test configurations. UFT generates the test configurations and adds them to your test.

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