Improve Testing by Tracing ABAP Program Execution: Take a Closer Look with the Coverage Analyzer

  • by Dr. Christian Hansen, Server Technology Internationalization, SAP AG
  • September 15, 2002
Even the most extensive testing doesn't catch everything in your system, and some elusive error always seems to be lurking in the shadows. As of Release 6.10, with the ABAP Coverage Analyzer, you can improve the quality of your ABAP programs by making your testing more effective. This article shows you how by discussing what the Coverage Analyzer is and how it works, and walking you through some practical examples for using it, including how to make a system-wide test more effective and how to assess the usage data of a program or its subroutines.

Dr. Christian Hansen

Dr. Christian Hansen studied physics at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg. He received his doctorate at the Max-Planck-Institute for polymer research in Mainz. In 1997 he joined SAP AG and became a member of the technology development internationalization group, where he works on the design, tools, and rollout of Unicode support for ABAP. The ABAP Coverage Analyzer is one of the tools developed and used to improve and guarantee the quality of ABAP coding during the transition to Unicode.

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