BI Validator - FAQ

BI Validator can help automate testing of your OBIEE, Cognos and Business Objects projects. Try it for free for 30 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to get started with BI Validator?

Getting started with BI Validator is very simple. Just install BI Validator on a windows machine and connect to you BI system. There is no additional software installation requirements in the BI environment. 

What BI tool testing does BI Validator support?

BI Validator currently supports OBIEE (10g, 11g, 12c), Cognos (10.x) and Business Objects (4.x) testing automation. We are rapidly adding support for new BI tools. Please contact us if you are interested in trying out BI Validator for another BI tool. 

Can BI Validator help automate Business Objects Testing?

Yes. BI Validator currently supports testing of Web Intelligence reports and Crystal reports currently. We will be adding support for testing Design Studio dashboards shortly. 

Can BI Validator help automate Cognos Testing?

Yes. BI Validator supports testing of Cognos 10.x reports. 

Are report parameters supported?

Yes. Report parameters can be specified during report import and updated as needed. 

What if my BI tool is not supported by BI Validator?

No problem. We will be happy to work with you to add support for the BI tool that you are interested in testing as long as it is in our roadmap. We work in an agile manner to quickly add support for new BI tools. 

Is there a free trial available for BI Validator?


Yes. You can download BI Validator and try it out for 30 days. We will provide full support during this period for your POC. 

What is a repository? What databases are supported as repository?


BI Validator stores the test plan metadata and results in a repository database. It currently supports Oracle 11g database as the repository. BI Validator also comes with an embedded firebird repository. Starting from BI Validator v2.6.7 onwards SQL Server repository will also be supported. 

What are the Architectural components of BI Validator?

Below are the majar architectural components for ETL Validator : 

  • BI Validator Client: Windows based client for defining and executing tests. Can be used by itself in a standalone mode.
  • BI Validator Server: Windows based service that connects to the Oracle repository for executing scheduled test plans.
  • Repository: Oracle 11g database that stores the test plan metadata
  • Web Reporting: Coming soon! Runs in a J2EE container such as Tomcat 7

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