We already have a working prototype of a new iTest plug-in application for performing SQL queries to databases. This would let you easily integrate database select/insert/update/etc. queries into the middle of your test case. It provides "blue box" analysis on the corresponding results. And it supports prepared statements so that you can easily integrate it with iTest variables and other substitutions in the queries. This could support data-driven test automation. And it could help with publishing extracted performance data, for example, directly into a database. It might also be helpful for testing EMS/NMS-type applications that have a database back-end.
We're not sure how much value this has for our customers. I encourage anyone who may be interested in this capability to post and let us know that you are interested. This will help us decide how to prioritize this for inclusion in the product.
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