My purpose is to check whether certain values are properly set after I place an Order. As I am using a complete separate databse for unit testing purpose I don't have the Magento configuration available in the database.
I am trying to enable payment method and shipping method by inserting data through fixture in core_config_data table, by the following way
config: default/dev/template/allow_symlink: 1 default/payment/purchaseorder/active: 1 default/carriers/matrixrate/active: 1
But after running the test, when I check the test database table, I can't see those values in there. According to EcomDev_PHPUnit manual we can insert config data in that way. What am I missing here? Is there something else I should consider?