Moving Test Data into the Data Warehouse

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When you run tests, test results are automatically saved to disk in files that have the .trx extension. Later, you can later import these test results and they will appear in the Test Results window. For more information, see How to: Import Test Results.

If your software development team uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server to help manage its software development process, you have access to additional ways to store and analyze test results data. For example, testers and developers can publish test data to the database for the team project collection, and that data can be moved into a central data warehouse. For information about publishing data to the database for the team project collection, see How to: Publish Test Results.

The data warehouse operates using a "pull" model of data retrieval. Therefore, you cannot expressly move data into the data warehouse. Instead, data is copied into the data warehouse on a schedule. This schedule is set by the Team Foundation Server administrator.