BI Validator Release Notes

BI Validator supports testing of OBIEE, Cognos and Business Objects projects. Try it for free for 30 days.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 30-Jan-2017)

  •  Several User Interface improvements with usability in mind.
  •  Tableau : Support for adding 'My Views' to test plans.
  •  Business Objects : Ability to get the list of prompt values
  •  Cognos : Support for adding 'My Views' to test plans.
  •  Performance : Improvements in comparing large data in Upgrade & Report test plans.

BI Tool Certifications:

BI Validator v2.7.7 is certified with the following BI Tools:
  •  Business Objects 4.2, 4.1, 3.1
  •  OBIEE 12c, 11g, 10g
  •  Cognos 10.x, 11.0.x
  •  Tableau 9.x, 10.x, Tableau Online
  •  BI Publisher 11g

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 30-Jan-2017)

  •  BI Publisher: Support for testing automation of Oracle BI Publisher - regression, stress & functional testing.
  •  Tableau : Removed the need for TabCmd to execute tests such as Report, Upgrade and Stress test plans.
  •  Tableau : Eliminated the need for 'Server Administrator' role for creating a BI Connection to Tableau
  •  OBIEE : Security Test Plan has been enhanced to support incremental search of Accounts.
  •  Usability : Several cookie management improvements and bug fixes that will enhance the user experience in BI Validator by reducing the number of logins.

BI Tool Certifications:

BI Validator v2.7.7 is certified with the following BI Tools:
  •  Business Objects 4.2, 4.1, 3.1
  •  OBIEE 12c, 11g, 10g
  •  Cognos 10.x, 11.0.x
  •  Tableau 9.x, 10.x, Tableau Online
  •  BI Publisher 11g

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 10-Dec-2016)

  •  A new test plan called the Data Compare test plan has been added. This new test plan can be used to compare data from two different reports (eg. OBIEE and Tableau report) or compare data from a report with that of a database query (eg. source or target database).
  •  Support for automating the testing of sheets (reports) and dashboards deployed in Tableau Server 9.0, 9.3, 10.0 and 10.1.
  •  BI Validator now supports testing of Cognos Analytics 11.0.x. Additionally, support for testing of Cognos Active Reports has been added.
  •  BI Validator has been enhanced to support usage in Operating systems that use other cultures (non US cultures).
  •  The Physical Query test plan (OBIEE) now supports SQL Server database for retrieving the Usage Tracking information.
  •  BI Validator Stress test plan has been enhanced to support usage of parameters (prompts) for Tableau Views. This enables simulation of a more realistic user load for testing the performance of Tableau.
  •  BI Validator has been updated to use the latest Chrome WebDriver since a recent upgrade to Chrome browser made it not compatible with the older version of Chrome WebDriver.

BI Tool Certifications:

BI Validator v2.7.5 is certified with the following BI Tools:
  •  Business Objects 4.2, 4.1, 3.1
  •  OBIEE 12c, 11g, 10g
  •  Cognos 10.x, 11.0.x
  •  Tableau 9.x, 10.x

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 08-Aug-2016)

  •  Support for automating the testing of sheets (reports) and dashboards deployed in Tableau Server.
  •  Users can view test plan details in a separate window where they can sort and filter them by name, created by user and date.
  •  BI Validator now supports integration with both ALM 12.2 and 12.5. When integrated with ALM, the test case run results are updated automatically in ALM whenever the test plan is executed in BI Validator.
  •  All test plans now support 'Find & Replace' of report, dashboard and parameters. This is useful for testing scenarios where the baseline is created using one path and the compared with a report in a different path.

BI Tool Certifications:

BI Validator v2.6.9 is certified with the following BI Tools:
  •  Business Objects 4.2, 4.1, 3.1
  •  OBIEE 12c, 11g, 10g
  •  Cognos 10
  •  Tableau 9.3.x

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 31-May-2016)

  •  Yet another innovative test plan that can baseline and compare the Account information such as Users, their Roles and Groups. This test plan is available for OBIEE, Business Objects and Cognos.
  •  Enhancements include capability to baseline and compare both catalog XML and catalog object permissions (roles, groups, users).
  •  BI Validator now supports use of SQL Server database as the repository apart from Oracle 11g and the embedded Firebird database.

BI Tool Certifications:

BI Validator v2.6.7 is certified with the following BI Tools:
  •  Business Objects 4.2, 4.1, 3.1
  •  OBIEE 12c, 11g, 10g
  •  Cognos 10

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 23-Feb-2016)

  •  A new BI tool selection screen that provides the option to pick the BI tool of interest - OBIEE, Business Objects or Cognos for testing. Based on this selection, the available features for the BI tools are displayed.
  •  Support for TLS security protocols while making web requests.
  •  Integration of Crystal Reports for testing now uses REST API. This removes the dependency on the Crystal reports client libraries for Crystal Reports testing.
  •  Enhanced Single Signon (SSO) support.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 26-Oct-2015)

  •   Enhanced Subject Area Test Plan to benchmark the subject so that it can be compared with the latest Subject Area. This will help identify changes in Subject Area
  •  Fixed bug related to Multiple Dimension to Single Fact Queries in Subject Area Test Plan
  •  Improved Stress Test Plan by removing the random selection of dashboard pages and users. The selection is now serial making the test more predictable
  •  Included an export option for Test Plan Execution so that the test plan can be run from command line using the BI Validator Engine. This is step towards Continuous Integration of OBIEE
  •  Added a repository connection management screen for the BI Validator so that user does not need to change the configuration files
  •  Improved the Selenium SSO login process for Firefox browser by providing the capability to specify the port range. This is helpful when multiple test plans are to run that use Selenium SSO.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 08-Aug-2015)

  •   Added support for testing of Drilldown reports in the Report and Upgrade Test Plans. User can specify the levels of drilldown reports that need to be included in the test plan.
  •  Cognos: For Cognos Reports, adding new parameters is now easier since the parameter edit screen shows the list of values for the parameter.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 31-May-2015)

  •  Modified Subject Area Test Plan to use the actual name of the attributes and folders instead of the display name while generating logical queries.
  •  Enhanced Subject Area Test Plan to allow for select/unselect all attributes and folders.
  •  Capability to drag and drop columns in test plans so that they can be rearranged for better viewing fo the results.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 22-Apr-2015)

  •  Added new test plan for Performance Monitoring of dashboards and reports in a given environment across multiple runs.
  •  BI Validator now supports testing of SAP Business Objects. Report test plan can be used to test Web Intelligence reports.
  •  Test Plan list is sorted by the creation date.
  •  Bug fix related to 'Failures Only' notification email.
  •  BI Validator Client and Server can be installed in a directory of choice by the end user.
  •  Support for automatically detecting report failures in dashboards with the error 'Error generating document'

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 17-Feb-2015)

  •  Enhanced charts in Stress Test Plan to show the number of users logged in.
  •  Validation of logged in users while ramping up the load during a stress test.
  •  Performance improvements for execution of higher loads of users in the stress test plan.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 30-Jan-2015)

  •  Support for testing reports with Column selectors and View selectors in dashboard test plan.
  •  Ability to schedule benchmarking of test plans.
  •  Improved integration with IE for capturing dashboards by ignoring javascript errors.
  •  Performance improvements in the Stress Test Plan.
  •  Ability to stop a Test Plan Run.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 30-Oct-2014)

  •  Enhanced the UI for easy navigation to the Test Plans.
  •  Bug fix for stress test plan related to using dashboard prompts.
  •  Improved Subject Area test plan so that it displays the list of subject areas even if there are access issues with some of the folders.
  •  Bug fix for adding reports from a dashboard page in the Report and Upgrade test plan.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 27-Sep-2014)

  •  Added a new 'Subject Area' Test Plan for automating the testing of OBIEE Subject Areas by generating multiple combinations of logical query using the Dimension attributes and facts.
  •  Support for SSO enabled OBIEE applications using Selenium Based connection option. You can now record the login process using Selenium and import it while creating a BI connection.
  •  Improved interface for showing the report and upgrade test plan comparison results.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 13-May-2014)

  •  Support for testing of Siteminder SSO enabled OBIEE applications.
  •  The data differences popup for Upgrade Test Plan uses the naming conventions that are consistent with the Upgrade Test Plan instead of Report Test Plan.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 21-Apr-2014)

  •  A new test plan called "Physical Query Test Plan" has been introduced in this version. This test plan can be leveraged to identify textual differences between Pre & Post Queries (Logical & Physical) to identify regression issues.
  •  Performance improvements during login and execution of tests. Takes advantage of new features in .Net Framework 4.5.1.
  •  Allows user to specify variance for report data in the 'Report Test Plan'. This feature will be helpful to ignore minor differences in data due to ETL runs.
  •  Bug fix related to comparing dashboards / reports with the run date-time.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 12-Dec-2013)

  •  Support for ACT AS users. BI Validator already supports IMPERSONATE.
  •  BI Validator 2.2 uses .Net Framework 4.5.
  •  The Dashboards/Reports timeout limit can be changed in the benchmark step.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 12-Sep-2013)

  •  Display run history in a calendar view.
  •  Get Started steps in home page to assist new users.
  •  Bug fix for multi-user sharing of the same Oracle repository.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 03-Sep-2013)

  •  Support for benchmark and compare security access ACL for catalog objects in the catalog test plan.
  •  Support for scheduling of Test Plans and viewing the schedules in a calendar view.
  •  Support for sending notification email using smtp server as guest account.
  •  Bug Fix: For Oracle repository, port number was defaulting to 1521 even after user changes it.
  •  Bug Fix: Upgrade and Report Test plans were not working if the report name had special characters.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 03-Aug-2013)

  •  Support for notification of Test Plan results by email.
  •  Login for OBIEE now parses the response to detect the sign in completion before running dashboards or reports.
  •  Bug fix for Upgrade Test Plan when using multiple environments.
  •  Dashboard, Report and Upgrade Test Plans now allow changing of BI connection.
  •  Made the password invisible when the link for reports is clicked on the BI Upgrade and Report Test Plan.

Enhancements/Bug Fixes (Released on 26-Jun-2013)

  •  Stress Testing has been successfully tested simulating 800 concurrent users with a single client.
  •  Added a new Test Plan called Catalog Test Plan for comparing web catalog objects across environments. This Test Plan can also be used to verify access to web catalog objects (security testing).
  •  Added capability to ignore data time differences when comparing reports across two different environments in PDF/Text format. This capability was already available for Report and Dashboard Test Plans.

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