[unixODBC-dev] ODBC driver regression testing

Nick Gorham nick.gorham at easysoft.com
Fri Feb 11 16:59:08 GMT 2005

Eric Sharkey wrote:

>>I will run through it tomorrow, I need to remind myself of how it works :-)
Ok, I have just reminded myself, and checked that it still does what it 

The default build builds the test module


Then in odbc select the "Tools -> Manage Test Data Source" option

You will need permission to write to a file ${sysconfdir}/Gator.ini 
where the config is saved.

 From that dialog, select a DSN, add any needed UID, Password or extra 
keywords, hit new, then name the new test source. And then close that 

Then "Tools -> Manage Auto Tests" option. The it looks for a lib to 
open, select the boundparam.so lib from the install directory, changing 
the from to the install path where the install would have put the 

It gets the names of any tests from that lib, and adds them to the 
installed auto tests.

Now "Tools -> Manage Test Groups"

Create a new test group, and add the selected auto test to that group

Now you have one or more test groups, that contain tests, and you have 
one or more test sources that refer to a data source (or the ODBC test 
Handles, option which uses the driver currently open in the odbctest 
window to provide handles).

Now you can select a number of the tests to run, and one or more test 
sources to run them on.

Having done that you can the hit OK to run the selected tests on the 
selected sources.

Thats about it for a starting point. It all depends on having a good 
collection of test libs. If we had the libs the that would be a big plus 
for driver developers.

BTW, in case you are wondering about my comment about the authors of 
quicktest,c, it originated with the Microsoft SDK :-)


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