Functional testing with different data sets

Hello,
I just ran into a bug in my application in which the behavior differed
depending on whether there was a single element in a particular table
or multiple elements in the table. Right after I fixed the bug, I
thought to myself, “I wonder how I could have structured a functional
test to detect this?”

For my simple application, I am perfectly happy to use fixtures and
ActionController::TestCase. I have a fixture with multiple records in
it. If I wanted to test my application with a single record, and then
test it again with multiple records, how could I do that?

Any thoughts?

–wpd

Hi Patrick,

On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 13:38 -0400, Patrick D. wrote:

test it again with multiple records, how could I do that?
Fixtures are not the only way to load your test database. You can do
whatever you want along the lines of db prep in your individual test
methods.

HTH,
Bill

You are describing different test cases.

In most of my applications, I test how the application works when
there are 0, 1 or >1 records for a given scenario.
Those are three separate tests in my application. Fixtures/factories
are just used to setup the conditions for the test.

Eric

2009/8/26 E. Litwin [email protected]:

You are describing different test cases.

In most of my applications, I test how the application works when
there are 0, 1 or >1 records for a given scenario.
Those are three separate tests in my application. Fixtures/factories
are just used to setup the conditions for the test.

I think the OP understands that, the question is how to use fixtures
to load different numbers of records to the table for different tests.

Colin

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