Is there a way to run TDM (formerly Grid-Tools) Like FDM, DataMaker or GTSubset from A Client Machone?


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CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)


Just wanted to know if there is a way to run/execute any of the grid tools i.e. FDM, Datamaker, GTSubset from a client workstation? Reason is, there will be 1-3 individuals who can RDP into app server and down the road, server access will be restricted for direct use.

Also, we found out that when 2 users login at the same time and access FDM, any work done i.e. setting up connection details, is not visible to the other user.







Release : 4.8

Component : CA Test Data Manager


Datamaker and GTsubset can be installed on a client workstation and objects can be shared because they store and retrieve objects from the repository. FDM is more or less a standalone product. It can also be installed on a workstation (standalone). To share objects you would have to set up a file share or something like that.

The current release of FDM has done away with the license requirement but each copy of the software would need a license unless you have a PLA with Broadcom.