Test Automation for Tableau

The most comprehensive testing automation solution for Tableau.

BI Test Automation for Tableau

Successfully evaluated for Interoperability, Testing and Validation by Tableau.

Tableau Testing Key Features & Benefits

Automate Functional, Regression and Stress Testing of Tableau Workbooks, Views & Security.

Workbook

Workbook Testing

Baseline and compare Workbook metadata and view snapshots to identify data and layout differences.​

Performance

Performance Testing

Monitor dashboard and report performance periodically in production environment.​

Stress Testing

Stress Testing

Simulate concurrent user load and gather view performance statistics with varying user load.​

Upgrade Testing

Upgrade Testing

Compare pre and post upgrade workbooks / views or across environments​.

View Testing

View Testing

Baseline and compare PDF snapshots of views to identify visual as well as data differences.
Functional Testing

Functional Testing

Map and compare report data with data from SQL query to validate the views.​

Migration Testing

Migration Testing

Compare data of reports generated by OBIEE, Business Objects, Cognos & Tableau.​

Security Testing

Security Testing

Baseline and compare the access levels of Tableau Users / Groups.​

Enterprise Collaboration

Enterprise Collaboration

Test Plans and Test Plans results are shared between team. Tests can be scheduled and results emailed.​

Patented ELV Architecture

Enables Continuous Integration for BI

By automating the BI Regression and Performance testing, BI Validator enables Continuous Integration for Business Intelligence application development.
  • Integrates with Jenkins: BI Validator provides a command line interface for kicking of Test Plans. Customers have used this interface to execute tests automatically from Jenkins.
  • Email Notifications: Key stakeholders are automatically notified by email.
  • Web Reporting: BI Validator comes with out-of-the-box web reporting. Queries can be executed on the BI Validator repository for additional reporting.
Enables Continuous Integration for BI​
Compare Report Data & UI

Compare Report Data & UI

BI Validator is integrated with Tableau REST API and Javascript API to making it easy to automate BI testing. It uses the Tableau metadata to completely eliminate the need for custom programming.

  • Report UI & data Testing: Baseline and compare reports to automatically identify data and UI differences.
  • Filters & Parameters Testing: BI Validator automatically retrieves Tableau Filters and Parameters making it easy to test the list of values displayed in a filter as well as applying them before running the reports
  • PDF & Image Comparison: BI Validator compares PDF exports and Image snapshots of the Tabelau dashboard and highlights the differences intuitively

Tableau Performance and Stress testing

Upgrade with peace by comparing Tableau dashboard performance before and after the upgrade.

  • Performance testing: BI Validator automates performance testing of Tableau dashboards by accurately measuring the time taken by Tableau bootstrap requests and tab-switch events. BI Validator further simplifies the performance recording.
  • Stress testing: The performance of the Tableau reports under concurrent user load can be tested using the stress test plan. Stress testing can be very helpful when adding new users or upgrading to a version of Tableau.
OBIEE Performance & Stress Testing
Perform End-to-end OBIEE testing​

Perform End-to-end Tableau testing

BI Validator helps automate the comparison of report data with database query output thus enabling end-to-end testing of Tableau reports and dashboards

  • Compare Report to SQL Query output: Connect to any ODBC enabled data source and compare Tableau worksheet data with SQL Query output from the ODBC data source,
  • BI Tool Migration testing: BI Validator makes it simple to compare the data between reports from different BI tools. Data from OBIEE, Business Objects and Cognos can be compared with data in Tableau worksheets
  • Compare Summary to Detail report data: Compare aggregate metrics in a summary report with data in a detail report.

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