Systematic test planning
During the test planning phase, test cases in the test script are defined using the following information: Test case description with the change history, source test data or references to stored test data, necessary program parameters and values, expected results (e.g. description of expected log messages, output objects, reports). Various reference formats are supported: SAS data sets, SAS format catalogs, ASCII, Excel, CVS, RTF, PDF, HTML, XML, graphic formats etc.
Easy creation of test cases from programs
Test cases can be easily derived from available SAS programs and customized to specific requirements (e.g. naming convention for output objects).
Well-documented test results
After execution, test cases publish the following results: General test case information (test script definition, version, date and time, responsible user, change history), test case data, macro call parameters, expected and actual test results, test cases summary with success or failure message.
Repeatable test executions
With the described approach, the Electronic Test Cases make repeated operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ) an easy task with no manual effort.