0 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2015 9:20 AM by Alexandru Toth RSS

    Implementing proper Regression Testing using NPrinting



      I would like to share my "a-ha" moment: NPrinting allows to implement regression testing for QlikView that was so much requested from me in the last years.


      The ingredients:

      -get some data (database, text files, Excels..)

      -make a QlikView script loading data above

      -make some charts and formulas

      -using NPrinting make HTML reports. Nothing fancy, just a table with few columns of numbers

      -add NPrinting filters to define a day, say yesterday (or January first ). The assumption is that past numbers do not change anymore.

      -manually check the numbers

      -rename the HTML file (ex "sales_report_finland_2015_01_01.html") to  "reference_sales_report_finland_2015_01_01.html"

      -make a batch file like the one bellow and run it !


      rem refresh QlikView file

      "C:\Program Files\QlikView\qv.exe" /r whatever.qvw


      rem generate NPrinting reports

      "C:\Program Files (x86)\NPrinting\Client\NPrinting.exe" /NprintingFile whatever.nsq /Job "regression test"


      fc "sales_report_finland_2015_01_01.html" "reference_sales_report_finland_2015_01_01.html" > nul

      if %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 0 (

        echo Sales Report regression test failed



      The regression test will fail if:

      • the database / files alters history
      • the loading script has "new features" that are "new bugs"
      • same for the chart formulas


      Do you currently have other ways to implement regression testing ?


      Cheers, Alex