Description

The EdgeCaseGen Generator generates edge case data useful for negative testing and testing edge cases.


Parameters

The following parameters may be configured for the EdgeCaseGen Generator. Items with an asterisk* are required. 

  • source* - References a value or Attribute to be returned when the edgeCase condition is false.

  • edgeCase* - References a value or Attribute to be returned when the edge case condition is true.

  • condition - Reference an Attribute whose Generator will only return a Boolean true or false value. The edgeCase value is return when True and the source value is return when False.

  • cycle - Defines the number of cycles the source value is returned before the edgeCase value is returned.

  • percentage - Defines the percentage of time the edgeCase value is returned as opposed to the source value being returned.

  • seed - Sets the seed on the internal random generator that is used when the edge case is being determined by percentage.


Example 1: Create a number between 1000-100,000 when condition is true; otherwise, create a number less than 1000


This example uses four total linked Generators. These three additional Generators are referenced by EdgeCaseGen Generator Parameters: 

  • RandomGen
  • RandomStringGen
  • RandomTrueFalseGen


The following are referenced in the EdgeCaseGen Generator configuration: 

  • source Parameter - References RandomGen (gen1)
  • edgeCase Parameter - References RandomStringGen (gen2)
  • condition Parameter - References RandomTrueFalseGen (gen3)



RandomGen Generator Configuration (source Parameter Reference): 


RandomStringGen Generator Configuration (edgeCase Parameter Reference):



RandomTrueFalseGen Generator Configuration (condition Parameter Reference): 



Sample Output

gen4 = Result. 

if condition is TRUE = result should be 1,000-100,000. 

if condition is FALSE = result should be less than 1,000.