What is SQL test case generation?
SQL test case generation is the process of writing SQL test cases to verify and test database functionality. Relational databases are queried by SQL statements so that the test cases are also generated in SQL.
Test cases are based on the functionalities of an application. So it varies from application to application. The purpose of test case generation is to check the output against the expected results. Based on the results, either the test case is modified or kept unchanged.
The goal of testing is to find defects in a system or application. Test case generation is the process of creating test suites to detect system errors.
A test suite is a group of relevant test cases that are bundled together. Test case generation is the most important and fundamental process of software testing.
Several techniques are available for generating test cases:
Goal-Oriented Approach - The purpose of the goal-oriented test case generation approach is to cover a specific section, instruction or function. Here the execution path is not important, but testing the target is the primary goal.
Random approach - The random approach generates test cases based on assumptions about errors and system errors.
Specification-Based Technique - This model generates test cases based on the formal requirements specifications.
Source Code Based Technique - The source code based case generation approach follows a control flow path to test, and the test cases are generated accordingly. It tests the execution paths.
Sketch Diagram Based Approach - This type of case generation approach follows the Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagram to formulate the test cases.
Aside from these test case generation approaches, several other processes are available in the test world. Whatever the approach, a proper test case generation process is one of the most critical factors for a successful project implementation.