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February 19, 2013

Use Telerik Test Studio to do MicroStrategy Web Test Automation successfully

Currently I am working on MicroStrategy Project where the authenticated users need to login to MicroStrategy Web report via their credentials and they can view Business Intelligence (BI) report and dashboard from our Oracle database 11g.  Therefore , the data accuracy is more important.

The current situation is that we need to create the report in MicroStrategy desktop and then compare the data visually between the desktop report and the web report. It is really time consuming. Our manager would like to know if it is possible to do MicroStrategy Web Test Automation.

That being said, I need to do the following things :

Get the value from Oracle 11g via Visual Studio 2010 (ODP.NET) based on SQL query

Login to MicroStrategy Web (Version 9.3) and view the report (http , https or proxy)

The value in each cell can be extracted.

Compare the values in DB and the ones in MicroStrategy web report

After several attempts, I find using Visual Studio Web Performance Test to extract the value in different cell from MicroStrategy Web report is not possible, but using Telerik Test Studio to extract the value is very easy.

The interesting part is that when I run my tests in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine using Internet Explorer 8, the report can't appear in MicroStrategy Web, but it is working fine in Chrome and Firefox. Therefore, I choose Chrome to run my automation in Windows Server 2008 R2 . I would say it is a MicroStrategy Product bug in IE 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Next time if you would like to do MicroStrategy Web Test Automation, you can use Telerik Test Studio easily.

3 comments:

honey lahoti said...

Hello,

I researched on this tool, however, it being a licensed tool, cant be considered.
can you tell me few tools which are compatible with MSTR(Microstrategy) for test automation for functional and load.

Thanks,
Honey

Ray said...

From my experience, if you want to automate MSTR web, valuating the data is always the main challenge. The best tool is Telerik Test Studio as I mention in my blog. For loading test of MSTR web, you can use Visual Studio and it is powerful.

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