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With a mushrooming number of internet users, storage, the data creation, and retrieval has reached new heights and so has many issues rising due to these activities. The major source of origin of these failures/defects lies in minimal attention paid towards database handling and testing.
So what do we know by Database and Database Testing?
Database: It is a systematically framed repository of indexed information (basically as a bunch of inter-related data files) that provides an ease of updating, retrieving and analyzing the data. In layman terms, it is defined as a storage structure for data in the form of rows and columns.
Database Testing: It is the process of testing database functions, triggers, and SQL queries. Thereby validating database tables, data models, and database schema as per information provided at the User Interface.
As per best practices for functional testing services:
While performing the Database testing we generally check how the data is stored on back end and its impact displayed on front end. We generally check data integrity ,data validation and testing of procedures and triggers while doing DB testing.
DB testing is in a way similar to other types of testing. We need to follow below steps to perform DB testing.
1.Setting up the test environment
2.Run a test for validation
3.Check the output
4.Check results as per expected results
5.Report the issues if there is any discrepancy
Following are the things we generally test in Database testing
1.Checks data mapping
2.Validates ACID Properties[Atomicity,Consistency,Isolation,Durability] of Transactions
3.Checks Data Integrity
4.Validates Accuracy of implemented Business Rules
Hope this will help you in terms of Database testing