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.Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

By : Luc van Vugt
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.Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

By: Luc van Vugt

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new cloud-based SaaS ERP proposition from Microsoft. It’s not as simple as it used to be way back when it was called Navigator, Navision Financials, or Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision. Our development practices are becoming more formal, and with this, the call for test automation is pressing on us. This book will teach you to leverage testing tools available with Dynamics 365 Business Central to perform automated testing. We’ll begin with a quick introduction to automated testing, followed by an overview of test automation in Dynamics 365 Business Central. Then you’ll learn to design and build automated tests and we’ll go through some efficient methods to get from requirements to application and testing code. Lastly, you’ll learn to incorporate your own and Microsoft tests into your daily development practice. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to write your own automated tests for Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Section 1: Automated Testing - A General Overview
Section 2: Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Section 3: Designing and Building Automated Tests for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Section 4: Integrating Automated Tests in Your Daily Development Practice

Making the test tool your friend

In Chapter 3, The Test Tool and Standard Tests, we introduced you to the test tool and we used it frequently during the work we did on the test examples. We applied it to test the test after having inserted a bug to let the verification error. Next to VS Code, your coding tool, and debugger, the test tool is your best friend. Keep it running while you develop, "do not wait till the code is ready, verify each atomic change by running the tests", as mentioned previously.

Create a specific test suite to hold the test codeunits that relate to the code you are working on. In most of your projects, it’s very likely, as with the LookupValue extension, that you end up with a bunch of test codeunits that will be executed within less than a minute. While working on a new test codeunit, create a new test suite to only hold that codeunit and...