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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

Standard libraries

Goal: Get to know the basics about the standard test helper libraries provided by Microsoft.

Supporting their standard tests, Microsoft has created a nice and very useful collection of helper functions in more than 70 library codeunits. These helper functions range from random data generations and master data generation to standard generic and more specific check routines.

Need a new item? You might make use of the CreateItem or CreateItemWithoutVAT helper functions in Library - Inventory (codeunit 132201).

Need a random text? Use the RandText helper function in Library – Random (codeunit 130440).

Want to get the same formatted error messages when verifying your test outcome? Use one of the helper functions in the Assert (codeunit 130000), such as IsTrue, AreNotEqual, and ExpectedError.

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