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Glossary (Unit Test Framework Toolkit)

LabVIEW 2013 Unit Test Framework Toolkit Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 372584F-01

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A

array brackets Characters LabVIEW uses to wrap control and indicator names of an array.
ATML Automatic Test Markup Language—An industry standard report format commonly used in military and aerospace applications. Refer to the ATML website for more information about ATML.

C

caller VI A VI that calls another VI.
code coverage Measures the percentage of subdiagrams LabVIEW executes when you run a VI.
comparison types How LabVIEW compares resulting values with expected values when checking VIs under test for functional correctness.

E

expected value Value that you specify for a control or indicator of the VI under test. LabVIEW compares this value with the resulting value during test execution.

I

input value Value that you specify for a control or indicator of the VI under test. LabVIEW uses this value as an input for the VI under test during test execution.

N

name separator Character LabVIEW uses to separate control and indicator names of a cluster.
NI Requirements Gateway Application that provides a requirements traceability solution linking development and verification documents to formal requirements stored in documents and databases. Refer to the National Instruments website for information about NI Requirements Gateway.

R

requirement IDs Define traceability relationships between requirements and code. Use requirement IDs with NI Requirements Gateway.
resulting value Value that the VI under test returns during test execution. When you execute a test, LabVIEW runs the VI under test by using the input values you specified in the .lvtest file.

S

setup VI VI that LabVIEW runs before checking the VI under test for functional correctness. LabVIEW passes the output values from the setup VI to the inputs of the VI under test.

T

teardown VI VI that LabVIEW runs after checking the VI under test for functional correctness. LabVIEW passes the resulting values from the VI under test to the inputs of the teardown VI.
test .lvtest file containing the settings that LabVIEW uses to check the VI under test for functional correctness.
test case Contains a set of input values, expected values, and comparison types that LabVIEW uses to check the VI under test for functional correctness. A test contains one or more test cases.
test result .lvutf file containing the test results that LabVIEW displays in the Unit Test Framework Results window.
timeout Amount of time in which LabVIEW must complete a test execution.

U

unit testing Method of testing that verifies the individual units of source code are working properly.

V

VI under test VI that LabVIEW checks for functional correctness when you execute a test.

 

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