Creating Test Data and IEBDG.

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Creating Test Data and IEBDG.

Postby alpna » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:05 pm

Hi,

I've coded a new COBOL program (a batch program). And the program creates the output with the help of a copy book. I'm trying to create a Test-Data and searched yielded that IEBDG can be used to create the test data. I looked at the manuals but I'm not sure how can this program can be amended for your specific application! :?



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Re: Creating Test Data and IEBDG.

Postby Anuj Dhawan » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:28 pm

Hi,

Please have a look at IEBDG Examples and that should give you the idea what kind of Test-Data you can generate with it. This is a general utility and I think you've amend the output from the IEDEG to suit your specific application.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Creating Test Data and IEBDG.

Postby alpna » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:43 pm

Thanks Anuj. But I've not seen many of the programers using it while it seems to be well documented. In my project people take files from production and use them.




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Re: Creating Test Data and IEBDG.

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:57 pm

IEBDG is useful to create patterned data where the process is COMPUTABLE by looking only at a single record.

for example You need to test a bunch of checking functions
-numerics
-alphanumerics
-dates
-...
the IEBDG could be a reasonable tool

when relations between different records and files are involved You must extract from somewhere consisting data.


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Re: Creating Test Data and IEBDG.

Postby Robert Sample » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:59 pm

Many applications these days require data in multiple files to be consistent, and data across multiple record types in the same file to be consistent. IEBDG is good at generating test data of a sort, but it doesn't really let you capture the complexities of inter-record and inter-file dependencies, which is why you rarely see it used these days.




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Re: Creating Test Data and IEBDG.

Postby alpna » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:59 am

Thank you Robert and enrico. This is useful information.




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