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Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - Second Edition

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Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - Second Edition

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based SaaS ERP proposition from Microsoft. With development practices becoming more formal, implementing changes or new features is not as simple as it used to be back when Dynamics 365 Business Central was called Navigator, Navision Financials, or Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision, and the call for test automation is increasing. This book will show you how to leverage the testing tools available in Dynamics 365 Business Central to perform automated testing. Starting with a quick introduction to automated testing and test-driven development (TDD), you'll get an overview of test automation in Dynamics 365 Business Central. You'll then learn how to design and build automated tests and explore methods to progress from requirements to application and testing code. Next, you'll find out how you can incorporate your own as well as Microsoft tests into your development practice. With the addition of three new chapters, this second edition covers in detail how to construct complex scenarios, write testable code, and test processes with incoming and outgoing calls. By the end of this book, you'll be able to write your own automated tests for Microsoft Business Central.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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
Section 5:Advanced Topics
Section 6:Appendix

Standard libraries

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

Supporting their Base Application tests, Microsoft has created a nice and very useful collection of helper functions in approx. 100 library codeunits. These helper functions are gathered in the Test-TestLibraries test app and range from random data 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 some random text? Use the AlphabeticText helper function in Any (codeunit 130500).

Want to get the same formatted error messages when verifying your test outcome? Use one of the helper functions in the Library Assert (codeunit 130002), such as IsTrue, AreNotEqual, and ExpectedError.


When referencing their helper functions in the standard libraries from your extension, you will need to define...