eCATT Tutorial

Introduction

This tutorial is intended for test developers new to eCATT. By the end, you should be able to use eCATT to create reusable test cases for testing remote systems.

Prerequisites

You need a system based on SAP Web Application Server 6.40.

Scripting has been enabled. See Preparing Systems and Computers for eCATT.

Background

When you design an automated test, you need to answer the following questions:

       1.      What applications am I going to test?

       2.      What does my system landscape look like?

       3.      How can I best create an automated test for my applications?

       4.      What data do I need to feed into the tests?

       5.      How do I build executable test cases?

       6.      How can I organize my test cases?

The graphic below shows how the different eCATT objects fit into the test development process.

The first step is to define what you want to test within the scope of your project. Having done this, you create a system data container in which you map out the system landscape for the project. Without a system data container, you cannot write test scripts that access other systems. The third step is to create the test scripts themselves.

You then need to consider the data that you will need to run the tests. The data should be arranged in test data containers to allow the maximum degree of reuse and to eliminate as much redundancy as possible. Finally, you assemble the test configurations from the other eCATT objects.

Test configurations can be assigned to test catalogs and test plans within the Test Workbench. The configurations can then be assigned to individual users for testing. The Test Workbench is not part of this tutorial.