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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.9

Structured Query Language (SQL) Test
Structured Query Language (SQL) Test Technology

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Description: Structured Query Language (SQL) Test integrates into SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and allows the programmer to create and run unit tests against databases. SQL unit testing runs simple queries to check the values of the data types and to mock database objects. This technology comes with stored procedures for faking tables, triggers, and constraints. SQL Test is a test runner interface for the tSQLt unit testing framework, a set of T-SQL tables, views, stored procedures, and functions.

SQL Test stores its objects in a Microsoft SQL Server database schema separate from the schema being tested. The tests run in transactions, which roll back any changes and prevent the need of any clean-up code. This technology may also be configured to manage Amazon RDS for SQL Server cloud databases.

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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.8
Decision Date: 08/13/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Red Gate
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (08/13/2020).