BI Validator - FAQ

Getting started with BI Validator is very simple. Just install BI Validator on a windows machine and connect to you BI system. There is no additional software installation requirements in the BI environment. 

BI Validator currently supports TableauOBIEEMicroStrategyCognos and Business Objects testing automation. We are rapidly adding support for new BI tools. Please contact us if you are interested in trying out BI Validator for another BI tool. 

3.x, 4.x

OBIEE10g, 11g, 12c
Tableau9.x, 10.x
MicroStrategy9.x, 10.x
Business Objects3.x, 4.x
Cognos Analytics10.x, 11.x
BI Publisher12c

Yes. BI Validator currently supports testing of Web Intelligence reports and Crystal reports currently. We will be adding support for testing Design Studio dashboards shortly. 

Following test plans can be used for automating Business Objects testing: 

Report Test PlanRegression test your Webi reports by taking a snapshot prior to a change and comparing it with the latest result after the change
Upgrade Test PlanCompare Webi report outputs across environments (eg. dev & test or pre-upgrade & post upgrade)
Stress Test PlanSimulate concurrent user load to identify performance bottlenecks
Performance Test PlanSchedule and run Webi reports periodically to see a trend of report run times
Data Compare Test PlanCompare data in your Webi reports with data from a database SQL Query. Compare Summary Report data with Detail Report data
Security Test PlanRegression test Groups, Users and their permissions

Yes. BI Validator supports testing of Cognos Analytics 10.x, 11.x reports. 

Yes. Report parameters can be specified during report import and updated as needed. 

No problem. We will be happy to work with you to add support for the BI tool that you are interested in testing as long as it is in our roadmap. We work in an agile manner to quickly add support for new BI tools. 

Yes. You can download BI Validator and try it out for 30 days. We will provide full support during this period for your POC. 

BI Validator stores the test plan metadata and results in a repository database. It currently supports PostgreSQL 10.1Oracle 11g/12c and SQL Server databases as the repository. 

Below are the majar architectural components for BI Validator : 

  • BI Validator Desktop: Windows based client for defining and executing tests. Can be used by itself in a standalone mode.
  • BI Validator Server: Windows based service that connects to the Oracle repository for executing scheduled test plans. Runs in Tomcat 8 or later
  • Repository: Oracle 11g/12c, PostgreSQL 10.1 & SQL Server database that stores the test plan metadata
  • Web Reporting: Runs in a J2EE container such as Tomcat 8 or later

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