Description

The Attribute Tab, located in the bottom portion of the Attribute Dashboard, can be used to view and manage an Attribute's assigned Generators and each Generator's Parameters. 


An Attribute can have one Generator or several Generators linked together depending on specific needs. Every Attribute must have at least one Generator assigned in order to generate test data. 



In This Article


Generator Parameters Section

All assigned Generators will appear in the table underneath "Linked Generators". The currently selected Generator and its Parameter configuration is displayed on the left side at the bottom of the dashboard. 



Note: This information will vary depending on what Generator has been selected in the table. 


Quick Replacement Menu

The Quick Replacement Menu can be used to quickly replace the currently assigned Generator with another Generator. It is located below the currently assigned Generator's Parameter configuration.



Note: For more information about quickly replacing the assigned Generator, click here.


Generator Parameters Section - Icons, Buttons, and Options

The following icons, buttons, and options can be found within the Generator Parameters section of the Attribute Dashboard


Icon/Button/Option

Description

The Enforce Type/Limit option ensures generated data is within a defined data size. 

This option is enabled automatically for each Generator when a DDL File or XTS is imported into the application. It can also be enabled and configured for any Generator configuration with a Domain.  


Note: For more information about the Enforce Type/Limit option, click
here

The Save Generator button should be used after making changes to a Generator's Parameter configuration or after assigning a new Generator to the Attribute.

The Remove Generator button can be used to remove the currently assigned Generator from the Attribute.


Note: For more information about quickly replacing the assigned Generator, click here.


The Project Tag button can be used to create a Project Level Generator Tag using the selected Generator and its Parameter configuration.


Note: To learn more about creating Project Level Generator Tag, click
here.

The Replace button can be used to replace the current Generator with the one selected in the Quick Generator Replacement menu or that has been typed in.


Note: For more information about quickly replacing the assigned Generator, click here.


The Info icon can be used to view more information about a Generator, Generator Option, or Generator Parameter.


The Video icon can be used to access and view a tutorial video for the Generator.



Linked Generators Section

Generators can be linked together to generate more complex test data for an Attribute. Linked Generators may be referenced by another Generator's Parameters for generating more specific test data. 


The table located underneath displays each Generator that has been assigned to the Attribute. If more than one Generator is present, then they are referred to as Linked Generators. In the example below, only one Generator has been assigned. 



Here is an example of Linked Generators within the Attribute Dashboard: 



These Linked Generators combine together to form an orderNumber consisting of 4 Digits, 1 Letter, and 3 More Digits:


 

Add Generator Menu

The Add Generator Menu can be used to select a Generator to assign to the Attribute. 



Type all or part of the Generator name into the menu and then select the Generator. Click the Add button to add the selected Generator to the Attribute. 



Linked Generator Section - Icons and Buttons

The following icons and buttons can be found within the Linked Generator section of the Attribute Dashboard


Icon/Button

Description

The Add Generator button can be used to add (link) another Generator to the Attribute. 


Note: For more information about linking Generators, click
here.

The Copy Generators button can be used to complete a simple or pattern copy of the Generators. 


Note: To learn more about Simple Copy, click
here. To learn more about Pattern Copy, click here.

The Delete All Generators button can be used to delete all Generators from the Attribute. 


The Add button can be used to add the entered or selected Generator in the Add Generator menu as a linked Generator for the Attribute. 


The Pencil icon can be used to add or edit the Alias for a Generator.


The Show Generator References icon may be used to view Generator References for the Attribute.

The Trash Can icon may be used to delete a Generator from the Attribute.


The Replace Generator icon can be used to replace a Generator.


This icon may be used to change the position of linked Generators. The position of a Generator is very important because it determines what other Generators can reference it within the Attribute.

A Generator must be located above the Generator that is referencing it within the table. If it is not, then it will not be an available referencing option.