Does SilkTest support Data Warehousing testing?
Definition of Data Warehousing can be found on many internet sites, an example of which can found here
"A data warehouse is a consolidated view of your enterprise data, optimized for reporting and analysis. Basically it"s an aggregated, sometimes summarized copy of transaction and non-transaction data specifically structured for dynamic queries and analytics. In data warehousing, data and information are extracted from heterogeneous production data sources as they are generated, or in periodic stages, making it simpler and more efficient to run queries over data that originally came from different sources. Data is turned into high-quality information to meet all enterprise reporting requirements for all levels of users. Interactive content can be delivered to anyone in the extended enterprise - customers, partners, employees, managers, and executives - anytime, anywhere."
SilkTest and Data Warehousing
SilkTest tests Graphical User Interfaces. Data can be represented through client server applications or browser based applications. SilkTest can read from databases through the use of ODBC and can then compare data displayed in the GUI which is read from the database.
- SilkTest database functions are based around the idea of data driving testcases. We do not provide the full of functionality that you would expect in other tools primarily aimed at working with databases.
- SilkTest does not test COM objects