Visual Regression Testing of OBIEE with PhantomCSS

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by

Earlier this year I wrote a couple of blogs posts (here and here) discussing the topic of automated Regression Testing and OBIEE. One of the points that I was keen make was that OBIEE is a stack of elements and depending on the change being tested, it may be sensible to focus on certain elements […]

Built-In OBIEE Load Testing with nqcmd

Friday, March 28th, 2014 by

nqcmd ships with all installations of OBIEE and includes some very useful hidden functionality – the ability to generate load tests against OBIEE. There are lots of ways of generating load against OBIEE, but most require third party tools of varying degrees of complexity to work with. It’s easy to try this out. First set the […]

Automated Regression Testing for OBIEE

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 by

In the first article of this series I explored what regression testing is, why it matters, and by breaking down the OBIEE stack into its constituent parts where it is possible to do it for OBIEE. In this posting, I explore some approaches that lend themselves well to automation for testing that existing analyses and dashboards are […]

OBIEE Regression Testing – An Introduction

Friday, January 17th, 2014 by

In this article I’m going to look at ways to test changes that you make to OBIEE to ensure that they don’t break existing functionality. In all but the simplest IT systems it’s common for one (planned) action to inadvertently cause another (unplanned). What IS Regression Testing? When we make a change to a system […]

Testing aggregate navigation on OBIEE and Exalytics

Saturday, May 18th, 2013 by

One of OBIEE’s many great strengths is aggregate navigation; the ability to choose from a list of possible tables the one which will probably give the optimal performance for a given user query. Users are blissfully unaware of which particular table their query is being satisfied from, since aggregate navigation happens on the BI Server […]

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