Manage Test Scripts with Solution Manager

  • by Dawn Burns, QA Manager, Howrey LLP
  • July 15, 2008
Discover how to store your test scripts in Solution Manager, which saves time and ensures consistency.
Key Concept

extended Computer Aided Test Tool (eCATT) functionality replaces the old SAP Computer Aided Test Tool (CATT) functionality. eCATT has many more advantages than CATT, such as a user-friendly interface and the ability to create a script that allows you to point the script at multiple systems. Transports are no longer required in eCATT as they were previously in CATT.

Multiple testing tools are available that you can use to execute SAP test scripts. Executing test scripts quickly and consistently is essential to any project. When you introduce new functionality, apply SAP Notes, or implement Support Packages in your system, it makes good business sense to perform a series of standard regression tests to ensure that the change did not affect current functionality.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a series of SAP test scripts that you could run through swiftly when you need to and ensure that these scripts are consistent across all platforms, be it your sandbox, development, quality assurance, consolidation, or production client? This is possible and it is simple to do with extended Computer Aided Test Tools (eCATTs). You can run them in any SAP environment.

You then can use Solution Manager as a central repository to store the eCATTs. I’ll explain how you can take advantage of this functionality. While it is true that individuals can create an eCATT in any SAP R/3 and SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) system, you would have to ensure that this eCATT has been transported to each of your environments before you run it if you do not use Solution Manager.

Dawn Burns

Dawn Burns is an SAP-certified human resources senior consultant and Quality Assurance Manager and HR Consultant with Howrey LLP. She is a former SAP Human Resources instructor for SAP America and has more than 12 years of experience in human resources and information technology.

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