Define Automated Test Cases and Create Test Configuration with SAP Solution Manager 7.1

  • by Brikena Berisha, Consultant, Application Lifecycle Management, CoreALM Consulting Company
  • June 6, 2012
Learn a step-by-step procedure for creating a systems data container, test configuration, test plan, and test packages in SAP Solution Manager 7.1. See how to assign an existing test data container to test configuration and assign testers to test packages.
Key Concept

Test configuration is an automated test case of reusable objects in extended Computer Aided Test Tool (eCATT) that consists of three essential parts: test script, test data container, and system data container. Test script is a sequence of commands that formulates the test that performs the execution of a process in one or more applications in an automated way using eCATT (for SAP GUI-based applications only) or an external test tool. Test data container is a reusable data object with a set of user-defined parameters. System data container is a list of systems that are addressed during the test.

A complete automated test case requires a combination of one test script to provide instructions, one system data container to describe the relevant system landscape, and one or more sets of data with which to execute the test. The test configuration and system data containers help you achieve greater consistency in your test activities and useful reports for validating the complete coverage and the consistency of test plans to reuse the project structure created in the business blueprint to gain reliable test results. Following these steps helps you create an effective automation test with proper tools and framework by reducing cost and risk, and providing fast return on investment.

In my previous article, “Set Up a Test Automation Framework with SAP Solution Manager 7.1,” I showed you step by step how to set up a test automation framework in SAP Solution Manager 7.1 and integrate the third-party test tool HP QuickTest Professional (QTP). Then I walked through how to prepare a managed system for test automation. In this article, I show you how to create a system data container, test configuration, test plan, and test packages. I also show you step by step how to assign testers to test configuration.

The prerequisites for this process include:

  • SAP Solution Manager 7.1 Support Package 1
  • HP QuickTest Professional, including SAP Add-in
  • Managed systems considered for testing available in Solution Manager Landscape Management

You need to perform six steps to create and execute automated test cases:

Brikena Berisha

Brikena Berisha graduated with a degree in finance and international business from California State University of San Bernardino in 2006. She has more than five years of consulting experience in project management, including project implementations and upgrades, testing with SAP Solution Manager 7.0 and 7.1, SAP Quality Center by HP, QTP by HP, and SAP TAO. Brikena is a consultant at CoreALM Consulting Company, specializing in SAP consulting, in particular application lifecycle management, SAP solutions, and third-party solutions that are integrated with SAP Solution Manager.

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3/4/2014 9:18:10 PM

Very helpful Brikena, thanks.

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