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Test Data Management for Database Migrations

The main reason why database deployments fail is a lack of rigorous database testing, and the main reason this task is so often avoided, or delayed, is the difficulties of creating and managing all the required test data. This article will help you understand the steps to better test data management, as part of a database emigration strategy. It explains the different types of data required and why, and the most efficient way to create, load and switch between the different required data sets. Read more

Managing Datasets for Database Development Work using Flyway

A generic way of exporting, deleting and loading data, for database development work. It uses Flyway Teams, a PowerShell framework, JSON files for storage and a table manifest to define the correct order of dependency for each task. It should help a team maintain datasets between database versions, as well as to switch between the datasets required to support different types of testing. Read more

Bulk Loading Data via a PowerShell Script in Flyway

How to quickly and automatically bulk load test data once Flyway Teams completes a database migration. A baseline migration script creates the empty database version, which then triggers a PowerShell callback script that bulk loads in the right version of the data. It is a very fast way to provision multiple copies of a specific database version, complete with data, for ad-hoc or automated testing. Read more