We are currently testing an application that has a module called Reports. I would like to know how we could automate running reports from our application without having to buy an automated tool. The goal of the test is to run each report on both MSSQL and Oracle databases to compare response time, CPU usage, memory leaks, etc.
All you would need to do to verify it is to establish a baselined report and then run Diff on the new one and the baselined one. CPU usage can be dumped into a file from Task Manager or Perfmon. Perfmon can also handle memory leaks. Response time could be done with a stopwatch if necessary.