What is G-Portal?
G-Portal is part of GenRocket's Distributed Self Service Platform, supporting enterprise scalability, where a small group of Test Data Engineers (TDEs) in a Center of Excellence (CoE) can support large, distributed teams of developers and testers.
G-Portal, through an easy-to-use, lightweight web interface, helps connect the CoE with the distributed team of test data consumers. Test data consumers can search for existing test data, create test data requests, track requests, and download test data components all through one platform. This centralized web integration reduces delays, improves communication, and ensures high-quality test data in the specified format and the volume required for testing.
In This Article
- What are the Benefits of G-Portal?
- When Should G-Portal be Used?
- How Does G-Portal Work?
- What Setup Steps are Required to Use G-Portal?
- G-Portal Dashboard
- How to Learn More About G-Portal
- "How To" and Reference Articles
- Helpful Setup Links
What are the Benefits of G-Portal?
- Provides a central location for users (testers and developers) to search for, request, and generate their test data.
- An easy-to-use portal that does not require GenRocket "power user" knowledge.
- Reduce or eliminate errors due to miscommunication for test data requests.
- Provides a holistic view where progress can be tracked from the time the request is submitted until it is completed.
When Should G-Portal be Used?
- Any time an organization uses a Center of Excellence (CoE) model, where there is a group of Test Data Engineers (TDEs) that are responsible for generating and provisioning test data to a distributed team of testers, developers, and other test data consumers.
How Does G-Portal Work?
- Requester searches for existing data using one of the following methods:
- Search from Project using "Project Category Search"
- Search by Components
- Requester creates a test data request by clicking on "New Request."
- Portal Admin assigns a TDE to work on the new request.
- TDE designs the data accordingly and adds components to the request.
- Requester can manage/track the request and communicate directly with the assigned TDE.
- Requester can download project components and instructions.
What Setup Steps are Required to Use G-Portal?
The following steps are required (or recommended) before using G-Portal:
- G-Portal must be
The G-Portal Dashboard is the main page of G-Portal for viewing, submitting, and managing G-Portal Requests within the GenRocket web platform. From this dashboard, users can also search for existing test data projects and components.
This dashboard will appear differently depending on what role has been assigned to the user.
The image below shows how the G-Portal Dashboard appears to Portal Requesters.
How to Learn More About G-Portal
- Contact your GenRocket Customer Success Manager for G-Portal Demo and Training.
"How To" and Reference Articles
- Coming Soon!
Helpful Setup Links
The following pages can be used to learn more about the setup steps for using G-Portal:
|How to Add Users to the GenRocket||Learn more about how to add users to the GenRocket web platform.|
|How to Edit Existing Users in the GenRocket||Learn more about editing existing users in the GenRocket web platform.|
|G-Repository Server Setup||Learn more about creating a G-Repository Server.|
|G-Repository Client Setup||Learn more about creating and setting up G-Repository Client.|
|How to Install GenRocket Runtime for Linux/Mac OS||Learn more about installing GenRocket Runtime for Linux/Mac OS.|
|How to Install GenRocket Runtime for Windows||Learn more about installing GenRocket Runtime for Windows.|
|How to Connect GenRocket Runtime to a Database||Learn more about how to connect GenRocket Runtime to a Database.|
|Project Categorization Overview||Learn more about the Project Categorization feature.|