What are the disadvantages of Data Driven Framework

October 30, 2011



This article talks about the disadvantages of data driven framework.


  1. There is no model to be followed to generate automation testcases.
  2. Coverage is limited.
  3. Coverage is time bound.
  4. Looping almost disappears.
  5. No of variables grows up which sucks up machine performance.
  6. Datatable may become too huge and too complex.
  7. Re usability is very less.
  8. Domain specific languages are poorly researched and hard to design.
  9. Need close collaboration between functional and automation team.

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