DAI 6.2 and the Benefits of Test Parameters

In this latest major release of the Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) platform, we’ve revolutionized how users execute and interpret tests. DAI 6.2 optimizes test parameter configurations to maximize any testing operation’s capacity.

DAI 6.2 - Parameters Our Test Configuration parameters allow you to reuse the same settings for different test combinations

What is a parameter?

Parameters are configurable input values that can be used in several different test cases and many other ways. There are several benefits to using parameters, such as defining tests with test data, maintaining consistency as well as reducing code duplication.

DAI 6.2 uses parameters to add value to your testing operations in numerous ways, including:

1. Consistency

When your testing team reduces its manual tasks, it can spend more time on value creation. Although speeding up processes is relevant, it is arguably the easiest noticeable benefit when automating test cycles. But what about the magnification of quality and consistency gained through automation?

You can maintain quality across all testing levels by reusing the same parameters and having to do fewer manual inputs. The chance of human error decreases while quality and consistency levels increase.

2. Scalability

As time passes, the number of tests required grows due to constantly evolving industry challenges and requirements. As a result, code duplication becomes a problem when trying to scale and increase efficiency across your testing teams.

3. Traceability

A major part of any test automation workflow is spotting and investigating errors. On 6.2, we introduced a significant improvement on test configuration parameters that allow users to easily read tests and identify why tests failed.

Parameters make it easier for testers to understand what went wrong in the outputs because there are fewer inputs to be analyzed and reviewed. It may not sound like a great benefit when your tests are doing well, but it will help you debug much faster when you have an unsuccessful test.

DAI - 6.2.0 Model preview Model preview makes it easier and quicker for users to understand models

See DAI 6.2 for yourself

If you’re an existing DAI user, you can upgrade to 6.2 by following the instructions in our documentation portal. Users of the browser-based version of DAI will have immediate access to the new features.

If you have any questions or want to connect with one of our test automation experts, please get in touch.

If you aren’t yet an Eggplant customer, you can easily sign up for a free trial of DAI here.