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Monday, 02 January 2017 22:03

7 Incredible Test Automation Plans for Tableau using BI Validator

Written by Narendar Yalamanchilli

It is nice to see Tableau maintain its leadership position in Gartner’s magic quadrant for the 3rd consecutive year.

At Datagaps, this is pretty important for us as the testing automation needs for various BI platforms follow a similar trend. It is interesting that we do not see the traditional BI players in any of the quadrants but this picture is reflective of the number of BI Validator downloads we are seeing on a regular basis. Based on customer demand and experience from supporting other BI platforms, we are currently supporting the following test plans for Tableau.



Test Plan #1: Regression Testing of Workbooks / Views

 Business analysts and testing teams can baseline and compare workbook PDF snapshots to identify data and layout differences. This drastically cuts down the time it takes to test for regression in Tableau workbooks.  Similar to baseline and comparison of workbooks, comparison of PDF snapshots of views is possible as well. This will identify visual as well as data differences with ease.