A Fixture for entering rows of data.
Sometimes, as in the BuildOperateCheck pattern, we want to add a bunch of data to a database. Or sometimes we want to call a function over and over again with different arguments. This is often done in order to configure the system for a subsequent fixture that will run tests based upon the configured data.
We have seen examples where this was done with the help of a valid() function. For example the PayrollTests.AddAndPayTest page shows a typical ColumnFixture that uses a valid() function to enter employee data into a database.
RowEntryFixture is a better option in many cases.
- RowEntryFixture is an abstract class. You have to derive from it.
- It derives from ColumnFixture and works just the same way it does.
- You override the enterRow function to add your data to the database.
- If you have trouble adding your data, you throw an exception loaded with a message explaining the problem.
public abstract void enterRow() throws Exception;
|Override this function to add your row of data. Throw an exception if there are any problems.|
Here is an example of a very simple RowEntryFixture:
public class RowEntryExample extends RowEntryFixture
public int v;
public void enterRow() throws Exception
if (v == 0)
throw new Exception("Oh, no! Zero!");
And here you can see it running.
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