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Designing and Implementing Test Automation Frameworks with QTP by Ashish Bhargava

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Introduction to the data-driven framework

A data-driven framework is the collection of test scripts that run with related multiple datasets. This framework provides reusable scripts for different sets of data and it improves the test coverage. Input and result (test criteria) data values can be stored in one or more central data sources or databases; the actual format and organization can be implementation specific.

To understand the data-driven framework implementation we should know three terms:

  • Variable
  • Parameter
  • Iteration

A variable is a storage location and an associated with an identifier, which contains some known or unknown quantity or information, a value.

A parameter is a variable that is provided as an input to the scripts. Parameterization ...

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