Maestro: How to Use Preview data
In this video, David shows you how to use the Configure Preview Data feature within Maestro.
Why use preview data?
You may wish to try out your form in Maestro before publishing it to Transact Manager. This is handy for previewing the form to see what it would look like with entered details from a fictitious user.
The Configure Preview Data feature in Maestro allows you to preview your form with a sample of data as may have been entered by a user and thus facilitating the:
- Testing of business logic, such as with the form's business rules.
- Previewing of receipts.
There are two main configuration options:
- Generate Default XML – to automatically generate the XML from the form and then manually add the data values. This is great for a quick preview.
- Generate From File – to use a file containing the XML structure and already filled with some sample of data. This is great for reuse in testing forms especially when requiring a more structured testing and where the test data is to represent more realistic scenarios.