How to perform ab initio graph testing

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Hello Friends,

I have just started AbInitio to schedule the graphs. I don’t know how to test the Abinitio graph. Any suggestions and ideas are welcomed. Remember I am newbie, So I required step by step instructions to test my graphs in AbInitio program.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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How to perform ab initio graph testing

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Hi,

The only way to truly test a graph is with a regression protocol. That means you need at least the following:

(1) Source files that contain data that will specifically and deliberately exercise your graph logic. Don't depend on production or random data for this, If you aren't using data that will specifically and deliberately touch every rule in the graph, you aren't really testing it, you're just running it.
(2) Target/reject/output files that are created as part of the run, and companion files to compare them to – in other words – the graph will have "valid" output at least once, so capture this output and use it as a regression baseline for comparison on subsequent runs. Autosys will need to perform file comparison
(3) Production or random data that is pushed through the graphs in an effort to break it, crush it, cause logic to fail – you can use a Generate Record for this, you don't really need production data.
(4) Comparison graphs – if you are pushing data into a database, you will need a comparison graph that can pull the data from the database and compare it to a baseline control file (see 2 above) for validation.

Regards,

Ccharle Wiliams

 

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