Configuring Your Tests...

When you use dsClient Terminal, you must provide the XML documents that configure and direct dsTest. dsClient Desktop enables you to produce XML documents, no matter how complex, without any knowledge of what XML documents and schema are or how to properly construct a document. The only contact you will have with XML is when you produce the finished document with the click of a button. As you configure nodes, interfaces, and subscribers, you'll use checkboxes, selection lists, and text fields to build a structure and provision parameter values to suit your test goals. In addition to ease of use, dsClient Desktop can also increase your efficiency:

Real-time validation of parameter values;

XML structures are always schema compliant;

Automatically upgrade to new schema versions when you upgrade dsTest;

Build a library of commonly-used or standard configurations in XML Snippets that can be included in an XML document or in a higher level XML Snippet;

Configure groups of subscriber that share the same profiles (up to 50 groups in each database);

Easily produce the XML for complete XML documents or for XML Snippets;

This section focuses on the XML configuration interface. If you are new to dsClient Desktop, please review the information in Getting Started. For information regarding specific parameters, refer to the dsTest Schema section.

In This Section...

About the Workspace Window - an overview of the components and controls in the Workspace window

Creating a Document - how to produce a complete dsTest XML document

Working with Snippets - defining XML Snippets that can be used in many documents

Setting Parameter Values - an overview of the various objects used in the Workspace and XML Snippet windows

Find and Replace - search your configuration workspace for occurrences of a element value

Searching the XML Tree - an aid in locating a configuration element within the workspace

SmartFlow/SmartEvents State Machines - an overview of creating a SmartFlow/SmartEvents State Machine for your configuration

SmartAVP - Create custom AVPs for application messages

Application Dictionaries - Create application dictionaries for validation/functional testing

Traffic Profiles - Creating and using Traffic Profiles to vary the transaction rate over a period of time

Working with the Command Wizard - how to configure Initial and Run-Time Commands

XML Diff Utility - Compare two workspaces to see the structural differences between the configurations

XML Generator - run dsClient without a display to export workspaces to XML files or to upgrade XML files

Collect Test Results for Support - Collect information about the test to submit to Support