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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Test Data Management
  3. Test Data Manager
  4. Projects
  5. Policies
  6. Data Discovery
  7. Creating a Data Subset
  8. Performing a Data Masking Operation
  9. Data Masking Techniques and Parameters
  10. Data Generation
  11. Data Generation Techniques and Parameters
  12. Working with Test Data Warehouse
  13. Analyzing Test Data with Data Coverage
  14. Plans and Workflows
  15. Monitor
  16. Reports
  17. ilmcmd
  18. tdwcmd
  19. tdwquery
  20. Data Type Reference
  21. Data Type Reference for Test Data Warehouse
  22. Glossary

Test Data Warehouse Overview

Test Data Warehouse Overview

Create a test data warehouse to create a central location that stores multiple versions of test data. Multiple Test Data Manager services can access the same test data warehouse to create a central storage location across teams.
To create a test data warehouse, you create a Test Data Warehouse Service from the Administrator tool. The Test Data Warehouse Service administers the test data warehouse repository and the test data warehouse.
Create and manage data in the test data warehouse from
Test Data Manager
. Data is stored as
data sets
in the test data warehouse. The test data warehouse repository stores the project metadata and the source table metadata associated with the
data set
. Project metadata includes the plan information, version, and tag information. The test data warehouse stores the source data that you include in the
data set
.
You can create multiple versions of a
data set
to maintain different versions of the test data. To return a test environment to a previous state, you can choose to restore a specific version of the data from the test data warehouse.
You can publish a
data set
that you create in
Test Data Manager
to the
Test Data Management Self-Service Portal
. Testers who do not have access to
Test Data Manager
can view and restore required test data to a test environment.
For example, before you run any test cases, you create a
data set
to store the original test data in the test data warehouse. After each team runs its tests and the data is modified, each team creates another version of the
data set
to store the modified test data. To return the test environment to its original state, you can restore the version of the
data set
that contains the original data. You can retrieve any of the other
data set
versions to return a test environment to a required state.