MS SQL 2012: Unit Test for Database/Stored Procedures

Posted on 2013-01-14
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I'm looking for some tips (best practice) how to unit test stored procedures in MS SQL 2012?

I found TSQLUnit and tSQLt, but is there any other or better ways to unit test a database.
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redgate stuff is expensive but awesome
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There's also an integrated Visual Studio option if you have the Data Tools installed:


The Red Gate products are generally top-notch - though expensive, they're awesome. In particular, it looks like the SQL Test product is actually a wrapper for tSQLt, using the APIs from that framework to execute the tests designed and managed in the Red Gate product.

I'm not sure what your situation is (if you're doing personal projects or working with a company), but I suspect the $300 price tag to pick up SQL Test is money well spent - if you're a developer making $75K, $300 is a single day's pay.

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Thx guys!

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