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Process documentationTest Option 1: SAP Solution Manager and Test Automation Framework


The test functions and tools in option 1 are almost all provided by SAP Solution Manager and SAP Test Data Migration Server. The following graphic illustrates the process.


  1. Identify the test scope.

    Perform the following process steps, depending on the change type:

    • New SAP solution: The SAP Solution Manager Business Blueprint functions design and document business processes, and catalog them hierarchically. The user departments formulate business requirements in the Business Blueprint. They assign manual and automatic test cases to the business processes in the Business Blueprint.

      You can create automatic test cases based on eCATT, Component-Based Test Automation (CBTA), or certified external tools, directly in the business process context, with the Test Automation Framework.

    • Update an existing SAP solution: You check whether important applications or critical business processes are affected by the update, with the SAP Solution Manager Business Process Change Analyzer.

  2. Plan the tests and set up test systems.

    • The SAP Test Data Migration Server (TDMS) supports the automatic creation of test systems with low data volume.

    • You create one of the following types of test plans:

      • In the Test Management work center:

        In Test Plan Administration you can display, change, copy or delete test plans.

        With the Business Process Change Analyzer, you can analyze business processes that are affected by a change and have to be tested again. You can base test plans on the analysis results.

      • In the Test Workbench:

        You can access the Test Workbench functions in the Test Management work center, or in the SAP menu under Start of the navigation path Tools Next navigation step ABAP Workbench Next navigation step Test Workbench End of the navigation path.

        When you use the functions of the Test Workbench to create test plans for a project, all test cases and transactions which are assigned in the configuration structure of the project, are displayed by default. You can select test cases and transactions from this default selection, and then generate a test plan.

      • The Test Automation Framework creates automatic test cases, with eCATT, Component-Based Test Automation, or third-party tools.

    • You can summarize a selection of test cases to a test package and assign the test package to a tester.

    • You can sort the test cases in a test package into test sequences.

    • You can assign individual test cases of a test package to different testers.

    • You can schedule automatic tests (e.g. overnight).

    • For better test execution control, you base a workflow on a release status schema.

  3. Perform the test.

    The SAP Solution Manager Test Management work center is the central point of entry for performing and evaluating tests.

    • In the Tester Worklist, the tester sees a list of all test packages assigned to him or her. For more information about executing the tests in the Test Workbench, see Testing.

    • The tester can also call and process his work list directly via the link in the E-Mail notification, in the workflow.

    • The status info system enables you to display, print and process test plan status analyses.

    • The BI reporting functions display graphically formatted overviews of the status of the test plans or the processing history.