Test data sources

You can configure test data sources that can drive a test template or a test by using several different instances of data. In this way, you can parameterize your tests, substituting specific data from a pre-configured source in different test iterations. You can also use test data to validate the results that are returned by different test actions.

For example, you can perform a function (for example, add) on two columns of data from a database or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, then validate the function results against a third column of data in the data source.

HCL OneTest API supports four different test data types (database, directory, file, and Microsoft Excel).

If the test data source location is on a mapped network drive, you might get errors when running tests. To prevent any errors, ensure that the files are available on a local drive that can be accessed by HCL OneTest API.