Speed Up Security Testing Using eCATT

  • by Jayesh Narwaney, Senior SAP Support Specialist
  • January 15, 2006
The Extended Computer Aided Test Tool (eCATT), successor of SAP’s CATT, can test a wide range of SAP applications running in the SAPGUI for Windows or Java environments. It can also access data in the database (including customizing data) and ABAP coding on the application server. See how to use eCATT to speed up testing over multiple users.
Key Concept

eCATT was designed to enable testing of as many SAP transactions as possible automatically. That includes EnjoySAP release transactions such as FB50, FV50, or ME21N. eCATT provides a simplified concept of testing in a complex system landscape that can include multiple systems such as R/3, CRM, and BW. The testing is done using remote function calls. You can use a central test system for administering tests running in any other system.

For any SAP project, whether an implementation, upgrade, enhancement of new functions, or even a Support Package application, testing is vital for its success. The more you test, the better it is for the project. The Extended Computer Aided Test Tool (eCATT), the successor to SAP’s Computer Aided Test Tool (CATT) is an automated testing tool that greatly enhances the process.

eCATT allows you to reuse test data by storing it in separate container objects. eCATT has a provision for an external interface, so if you have already invested in another testing option, you can have an external interface from eCATT to that tool, using both of them to your advantage.

I’ll show you how to use eCATT, including a procedure that uses eCATT to automate security testing involving multiple users. First I’ll briefly explain how eCATT differs from CATT.

 

Jayesh Narwaney

Jayesh Narwaney works for a financial services organization as a senior SAP support specialist in the SAP production support department. He has an MBA in finance and more than nine years of SAP experience, including six as a consultant in the FI and CO modules. He now works on the FS-CD module, the industry solution for financial services in SAP.

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