Plan a Test

In this first stage, you must identify what it is you want to test. The SystemTest™ software lets you specify input data, such as measurements from a model or device, and compare this input data to some predefined limits. Based on this comparison, the SystemTest software can declare whether a test passes or fails.

Keep the following in mind as you plan tests:

  • Identify your test data and test vectors.

  • Specify test limits and determine if these limits can be expressed as scalar or matrix values. (The Limit Check element supports both scalar and matrix data.)

  • Determine what operations your test must perform. Must certain operations happen before others?

  • Determine pass/fail criteria for your test.

  • Decide which test variables you want to save as test results.

After this planning, you can begin to construct your test, which is described in Construct a Test.

Was this topic helpful?