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Paragraph 5 of my post. I cant see how this DOES NOT explain what i am trying to achieve with this application/unit test that i planned to write. And i wanted to know if i can use A or B to do this. How to answer questions in a helpful way catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#idp5285344. Though i can see that this reply wont change anything. So i am not going to continue with this arguement
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continued - i would be happy if people were more constructive and less quick to rebuff. Answering a question by saying "the question is wrong,ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical" is definitly NOT the right way. i used the word 'forum' to convey the intent of a 'Q/A site'. But unfortunately i did not cater for nitpicking.
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@izkata - From Google, the definition of Forum - "An Internet message board." As for this being a Q/A site i quite knew that from the start but thanks for clarifying. Would you think forums.asp.net is also a Q/A site and not a forum? As to i not giving ALL information, what i added as updates was just to address this problem. The question and update convey everything in terms of intent/requirement/functionality (pick one/or all of the words) and my QUESTION. I did not want a solution to solve this implementation problem. The question was to ask if i can use A or B to do this.
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why is this question closed? What is unclear? Where is the ambiguity? I thought the forum was to help people understand WHY to do things certain way and improve. If there were details missing, i was happy to add more if i was asked. how is it valid to snub questions from new members and just close them for a reason which is ambiguous, vague, incomplete.
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"This can be several times in an hour, or once per year." i can see that there is disconnect in what i am trying to ask and what the general understanding is (of the problem). So even though i dont neccesarily agree with majority of the points in the reply above, i agree that "Unit tests are designed to work on test data, and twisting them into something they were not meant for is just asking for trouble." I wish i could +1 your reply.
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@DougM - not the best analogy to explain. it is simple NOT to make this test run EVERYTIME all my normal tests run. This will be an ad-hoc, which runs in the realm of the test framwework as and when i move it. anyways i get the impression that unit-tests do have a very limited meaning for most.
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@florian - i understand the difference. what i dont understand is why you thought i didnt. i quite cant get the point you are trying to make here, apart from the obvious (which was not why i asked this question in the first place).
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I understand its an application i am trying to write in a unit test (albeit a very tiny one). As for "Don't write code that you don't want run again and again and again as a unit test." i dont think this is entirely valid. Conversely what you saying is "Write code that you want run again and again and again as a unit test." which i dont think is a valid assumption (Scheduled Tasks??). What i am tryin to get out of this post is WHY not to do it.
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Yes. i actually want to write a unit test tht does this for me (read my update on what i plan to achieve). I dont know why it is entirely unheard of here :) (assuming the italics were for surprise). As to why i want to do it, please read my update to the main question
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@JustinC - Please read my update above. The idea is to run this test to change db records on a COPY of Live data, once successful, create an patch script and then run it on Live db.
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