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    How should I test a search form in an access app?

    Hi all,

    We had added extra options/fields to a search form. I have not thoroughly tested the form's ability to return correct results. I don't have much time for general testing, more on features when they are added. this is not a search engine and so i don't have to check for keyword searches.

    I did the obligatory google and qaforums search. here are some snips

    http://www.qaforums.com/cgi-bin/foru...=001832#000003
    test all the functions that the search engine should do and see if they work ok, find the results, show the results,

    No repetition of search results.

    Although just saying good performance is very subjective but u will have to consider the performance expectations of the engine before writing the cases.

    how does your search engine handle text and special characters
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">i have also done some searches for a specific field that can have many records related to that field. eg a policy number can have many claims. i then checked the number of claims in the database for that policy number in the database and up popped an inconsistency. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    i have done a bunch of combinations.

    what else would you peoples do?

    Pre-thanks for any help you can offer.


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    Re: How should I test a search form in an access app?

    What are the requirements?
    Have you tested them?
    Does the search support only Exact matches, or Partial Matches as well?
    Does the search support wildcard or regex expressions? If so, which?
    Is the search case-insensitive?
    Is the order of the results which are returned significant?

    A few thoughts:
    - try a search expected to return no results
    - try a search expected to return 1 result
    - try a search expected to return many results
    - if there is a limit, try a search expected to return too many results
    - try a search with matching case
    - try a search with mis-matching case
    - try a search using a single space as input
    - try a search using multiple spaces as input
    - try a search using no input
    - try a search using a leading space
    - try a search using many leading spaces
    - try a search using a trailing space
    - try a search using many trailing spaces
    - try a search using leading and trailing spaces

    etc, etc - you get the idea...
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    Re: How should I test a search form in an access app?

    thanks for your response Joe. I forgot about this post. busy busy busy.

    There are no requirements for the overall search form. There were just some fields added to the form. Basically I guess I should just use the related general input tests as per your blog and then add in anything else that I feel is relevant.

    The search supports partial matches.

    i will have to find out about the wildcard/regex thang. that would be stuff like using '%money%' etc.

    cheers for the guidance.


    chris
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