ETL Testing

ETL Testing

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When do we need ETL Testing?

ETL is commonly associated with Data Warehousing projects but in reality any form of bulk data movement from a source to a target can be considered ETL. Large enterprises often have a need to move application data from one source to another for data integration or data migration purposes. ETL testing is a data centric testing process to validate that the data has been transformed and loaded into the target as expected.

Data Warehouse
Data Migration
Application Data Integration

Challenges in ETL Testing

ETL Testing is different from application testing because it requires a data centric testing approach. Some of the challenges in ETL Testing are –

Although there are slight variations in the type of tests that need to be executed for each project, below are the most common types of tests that need to be done for ETL Testing.

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