Reloading the XML in the test editor

Jun 4, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Hi  - 

Consider i am writing a test in the SSISUnit Test editor, if i have an almost similar test that basically varies in Asset, i might want to copy the earlier test and paste the details, rename the test and add the extra slice of assert. Since copy paste is not supported with in the Test editor, i might alternatively open the file myTest.SSISUnit in an xml editor and save changes. The trouble is that the SSISUnit test editor does not realize that the file has actually been changed and continues to work on the older version of the file. The only way to get around this is to re-open the file myTest.SSISUnit in the test editor. 

Proposed Solution

You could store the last modified timestamp of the file myTest.SSISUnit and validate that against the version loaded in the test editor. In case the file version changes, similar to what visual studio does, you could give a classy pop up notifying that the version has changed and validate if the user wants to load the more latest version.

What do you think?

Thanks

-Tarun