Is it possible to virtualize the batch services using CA DevTest/LISA?
Please provide more details of what the batch service does which needs to be virtualized.
I am aware of custom virtual services created to drop response files after processing a bunch of input files by VS.
Our batch services are mostly around ETL that extracts data from a source database or source file and inserts it into a target database.
The constraints are usually around the availability of the source files or the source/target database. An example of a target would be Oracle Financials where the batch inserts multiple rows of data into interface tables.
The characteristics of all the batch services are same i-e. there are multiple rows inserted or extracted usually through SQL statement.
Does this gives you a little bit more detail?
Salman : This seems more like a classic Abinitio scenario.
Anyways If your constraint is on the DB then you would like to see the oppportunity to virtualize the DB tself and play with the data once you get the control. We have recently orchasterated the Flow through lisa test invoking a batch through command line step but Its a totally different scenario. I am not 100 pecent sure what is the value of virtualizaion here.
See if someone comes with a better suggestion.
Well it is a classic scenario you are right, but is not just about virtualizing DB. My question was more about the LISA capabilities for executing the bulk/batch requests in a scheduled way. I know one way of handling this scenario is via recording a traffic from ETL tool and then execute those recorded jobs via LISA Test from cmdline using windows scheduler. But I have read about CVS (Continuous Validation Service) that it is useful when you require scheduled execution of test cases. So interested to know best practice to handle these sort of scenario from LISA/DevTest tool perspective.
In case you have a DevTest TestCase which needs to be executed at scheduled times, CVS would be the route to go.
In case DevTest has to invoke/execute a request - this falls under Test capabilities.
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