Create an Environment

An environment is a collection of data sources that are associated with an application. Each data source maps to a connection profile. Testers use the environment to find the test data from multiple data sources and then reserve the required test data from the respective data sources.
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An environment is a collection of data sources that are associated with an application. Each data source maps to a connection profile. Testers use the environment to find the test data from multiple data sources and then reserve the required test data from the respective data sources.
Follow these steps:
  1. Access the CA TDM Portal as a TDE.
  2. Ensure that you select the required project and version from the 
    Project
     drop-down list.
  3. Click 
    Modeling
     in the left pane.
  4. Click 
    Environments
    .
    The 
    Environments
     page opens.
  5. Click 
    New Environment
    .
    The 
    New Environment
     dialog appears.
  6. Enter the following information:
    • Name
      Specifies an appropriate name for the environment.
    • Description
      Specifies an appropriate description for the environment.
    • Add Data Source
      Click this button to add data sources and specify the following information. You can add multiple data sources to an environment:
      • Data Source Name
        Specifies the database name that sources the data you want to find. Enter the database name in this text box.
      • Connection Profile
        Specifies the connection profile name that is mapped to the specified data source. Select an applicable connection profile from the drop-down list.
  7. Click 
    Save
    .
    The environment is successfully created and added to the list on the 
    Environments
     page. You can edit or delete an environment as necessary.
Edit an Environment
Identify the environment you want to edit from the list and click the Edit icon in the line corresponding to the environment. Modify the values in the 
Edit Environment
 dialog and click 
Save
.
Delete an Environment
Identify the environment you want to delete from the list and click the Delete icon in the line corresponding to the environment. You cannot undo the delete action; the respective environment is deleted from the 
Environments
 page under Test Data Models.
Perform Data Discovery on an Environment
Identify tables and table relationships in an environment on which you want to perform a Data Discovery scan. For more information about Data Discovery, see The Data Model in CA TDM Portal.