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Common Software Tests

Modified on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, 9:58 AM by Administrator Categorized as General Information


  • Verify all fields that should be required are in fact required by the code.

Text Fields

  • Test maximum allowed input (i.e., LONG text)
  • Test text containing special characters
    • apostrophe (a.k.a. single quote)
    • double-quote
    • ampersand

Numeric Fields

  • Test letters
  • Test zero
  • Test negative numbers
  • Test LARGE numbers (e.g,. larger than 232)

Date Fields

  • Test invalid date: e.g., February 30th

Date Ranges

  • Test an end date in an earlier month of a later year than the start date. For example, test the date range 02/01/2009 to 01/01/2010. This should be valid, but if the dates are compared as strings, it will be considered invalid.

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