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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

Test Tool

Goal: Understand what the Test Tool entails and learn how to use and apply it.

The Test Tool is a standard application feature that allows you to manage and run the automated tests that reside in the database, and collect their results, be they test codeunits that belong to the standard application or that are part of extensions. With the various hands-on example tests, we will be using this tool a lot. However, before we do this, let's elaborate a little bit on it.

You can easily access the Test Tool using the TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT TO DO feature in Dynamics 365 Business Central, as displayed in the following screenshot:

When in a clean database, or at least a database or company where the Test Tool has not been used yet, this is how the Test Tool appears. A suite called DEFAULT with no records in it appears, as seen as follows:

To populate the suite take the...