[Libreoffice-qa] automated testing of Base

Terrence Enger tenger at iseries-guru.com
Tue Oct 4 11:50:20 PDT 2011

I am wondering about the possibility of automated testing of
Base, particularly ODBC functionality.

The first question here is how to attach LibreOffice to a
database for the tests.

For ODBC, I can imagine setting up data sources with magic
names, something like LO_test_* or LO_autotest_* or
something.  The data source can encapsulate identificatino
of the database and credentials for access to the database,
so the credentials need not be published.  The existence of
the data source says to run the available tests.  (This does
not allow for tests applicable only to particular data
sources.)  Does this make sense, at least to the extent of
being worth thinking about?

Locally installed databases raise questions, and the only
answers that come to mind boil down to a poor man's
substitute for an ODBC data source plus a driver manager
plus who-knows-what.  Is there anything here worth thinking

Thank you for your attention and advice.

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