Now what's not in the lab is how to schedule them for an automated nightly run or as a part of a system build out. For that, there is a command line to kick off a test. In the sqldeveloper/bin, there's a ututil.sh and ututil.bat. Simply run these and you get the syntax.
sqldeveloper/bin$ ./ututil.sh Oracle SQL Developer Copyright (c) 1997, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. ututil -run ? ututil -exp ? ututil -imp ?There's 3 choices. Export a test to an xml file, Import the test from the xml file, and Run the test. I'll focus on the run option.
./ututil.sh -run -? Oracle SQL Developer Copyright (c) 1997, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. ututil -run -test (-id <id>|-name <name>} -repo <connection name> -db <connection name> ututil -run -suite (-id <id>|-name <name>} -repo <connection name> -db <connection name>Since there's a command line, it can be integrated into existing build procedures very quickly. There's a few switches needed to run the test or suite of tests.
First, the obvious one is of course the test or suite of tests.
Second, the what repository to connect to for the tests. All tests are stored in a central repository. This allows developers or QA or any group to create and manage the tests in a central place. The repository is also where all results are stored.
Third, what database to target for the running of the tests. With all the tests in a central repository, they can be run against any database. This allows the tests to run with ZERO setup on any targeted database. All you need is a login and the testing can begin. The results are also stored in the central repository, test runs against various systems can be compared. Which makes it very easy to see what tests work on which systems and not on others. This is useful for the cases where some development code works properly yet when deployed to an integration environment it does not. The central repository can also make it easy to compare timings of the test runs. For example, something I've heard many times is on a development system with limited data code runs very fast yet when deployed against a larger dataset it is less than desirable speeds.