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Storing use case description in database

 
Arthur Trauter
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Hi there,

currently we use MS Word to describe use cases. Our idea for the future is to store the use case descriptions in a relational database. => Does anyone know whether there already exist database schemes for storing use cases?

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JeanLouis Marechaux
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What is the idea behing storing use cases in a database ?
Don't you need a use case modeling tool instead ??
 
Arthur Trauter
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the Idea behind them is, to develop an own tool which is able to store Use Cases in a database and following translate automatically Use Cases to Test Cases

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JeanLouis Marechaux
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Ok, but are you aware that kind of tools already exist.
I mean, a suite like Rational offer you links between Requirements, Use cases and tests
Would you consider using them instead ?
 
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A slightly different approach is implemented by FitNesse: you write your requirements *as* test cases. Per default they are stored in the file system, but there is also a database plugin, if you prefer that.
 
Arthur Trauter
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thanks for proposal with Fitnesse. bit it isnt that what i search for.

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can you tell me such tools
 
JeanLouis Marechaux
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Take a look at the following links for further information.
Basically, RequisitePro deals with requirements, RationalRose with Modeling and use cases and Robot and TestManagers with testing activities
All these products have links with each others in order to ensure across your project completion

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/rational
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/rational/sw-bycategory/subcategory/SW740.html
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/rational/sw-bycategory/subcategory/SW730.html

Be aware there is also a new Rational suite called Software Developement Plateform.
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/rational/announce/oct-2004/index.html

DISCLAIMER : I'm not a Rational specialist nor vendor
 
Arthur Trauter
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thanks for the references
 
Johnson Chen
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I would consider your "description of UC" the "attributes of UC" in Rational context. In Rational RequisitePro, there is a schema for UC. The schema file name is called "tables.sql" in every DB distribution (DB2, MSSQL and Oracle)included in RequisitePro.

I happened to set up a DB2 and transferred UCs from Access to DB2 today...
 
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