Due to the end of support for Process Orchestration (SAP PO) versions < 7.5 at the end of 2020 most of the customers will have to migrate to SAP PO 7.5. The migration project is purely technical and depending on the complexity of the original landscape it may or may not require a lot of effort.
Int4 IFTT is a tool for automated testing in the area of SAP integration. Int4 IFTT will increase the testing speed in your projects, reduce the costs of solving defects and adopt the business needs fast and secure. What’s more, no 3rd party systems are required because of the virtualization feature.
Sounds interesting? We encourage you to read the materials that we present below.
In his latest book “Enterprise Continuous Testing: Transforming Testing for Agile and DevOps” Wolfgang Platz mentions that API testing is the future of automated testing as it is the only part of enterprise system testing where in reality you can automate >85% of test cases.
Are you using Micro Focus ALM (formerly HP ALM/Quality Center) to manage application delivery, lifecycle and testing in your company?
We have great news for you – Int4 IFTT can be easily integrated with ALM without installing additional components or libraries. Test execution is automated using VAPI-XP test script and doesn’t require Unified Functional Testing (UFT) to be integrated with ALM.
In Int4 IFTT installations with large number of test cases or test cases with big payloads speed of data growth can become a challenge.
To reduce the data footprint of test cases database we are introducing payload compression.
This feature, available from Int4 IFTT SP12, transparently compresses new test cases payload at saving time and decompresses it on demand when payload is displayed or used during test case execution. Read More
As you remember in order to create test cases you had to create configuration object manually per tested interface, where you would define all rules and parameters. Not anymore! As of Service Pack 11 release 006 you will be equipped with SAP PO Wizzard which would handle this task automatically.
SAP Process Integration is the most common SAP middleware platform so far. Its widely used to connect various SAP and non-SAP systems, providing a single point of integration. According to SAP PI dual stack installations (ABAP and JAVA) will be supported by SAP only until the end of 2020. Very likely in the next couple of years there will be an increase in the number of SAP PI migration projects as SAP XI/PI dual stack installations will need to be migrated to a single stack JAVA only SAP PO architecture.
Since SP11 integration with change management software is available. Int4 IFTT will create automatically incidents regarding particular test case, update their status, close existing and creating new ones. You will be also enabled to manage incidents directly from test cockpit manually.
With this feature Continuous Testing implementation is easier and there is not chance to overlook the defect. Check this blog to learn more!
SAP has prepared a first version of a SAP PO upgrade testing tool – PIT. It’s being shipped with SP14 to SAP PO which is currently released. The tool perfectly complements Int4 IFTT testing tool in one scenario the so please have a look how you can configure it to help you perform an SAP PO upgrade more easily.
SAP Test Tool primarily focuses:
In order to use SAP Test Tool you need to have SAP PO 7.5 SP14 (where you can install it or run test scenarios) but if you just want to feed the SAP Test Tool with data you can use a system from 7.31 SP17 or 7.5 SP06 or higher.
For each message used as a source you need to enable logging on BI, MS, AM.
Current limitations (this may be subject to change)
Test system – SAP PO system in the landscape which is used for testing – either as source (feeding the Test tool with messages) , target (where sender’s messages are executed) – those are used in dual stack to single stack migrations or both (sender and target) which is a typical use case for regression testing on a single system.
Test Case – SAP PO routing configuration which is being tested (ICO, etc.)
Test Data Set – a set of messages (successfully processed) which is a subject for testing.
Run configuration – specifies on which landscape should the test case be executed
In order to be able to create the configuration and run it you’d need the following roles: SAP_PIT_TEST_DEVELOPER, SAP_PIT_LANDSCAPE_ADMINISTRATOR.
Currently SAP Test Tool is using NWDS as a main configuration tool. The scenario below will describe how to do regression testing on a single SAP PO system. We will find a successfully processed message, do a mapping change and see what will happen once we reprocess the same message via the same ICO. Ideally it should display all of the differencies between the two runs.
Open NWDS and find the new perspective: SAP Process Integration Test.
Open preferences and insert connection data to your SAP PO were the SAP Test Tool is installed.
In the next step you need to define the systems (source and target) where you need to run your tests. In this case it’s the same system where SAP Test Tool is installed.
In the next step we can start creating Test Cases.
Select the type of the flow you want to test.
In the next step it’s time to select the routing object itself (ICO).
In the next step the Test case is created so we can populate it with test data. In order to do that select the Test Data tab of the Test Case.
Then select the “Add” button to add messages to the test data where you can specify the source system from which you want to fetch the data.
Next select the time range when the message was created and the message itself.
On the Verification tab of the Test case you can also define which parts of the message should not be checked (dates, etc.).
This step finishes the configuration/customizing part of the SAP Test Tool.
In order to run the test you need to create a new run configuration.
Where you need to specify the Test Case and the landscape of the execution.
What you can also select here is the checkbox “Stop message before delivering to Receiver” which will automatically cancel the Test message after processing so it will not overload the receiver system.
Once you press Run the Test Case will get executed and the TestRun is executed you can send it for Verification which will compare the old (original) target message with the new one created by executing the Test Case.
As I’ve changed the mapping before running the Test Case what we can see is that there are some differences found.
In the Error Overview section we can see a more detailed description talling us the what is different between the original message and the one from the Test Run.
SAP Test Tool is a free test tool provided by SAP which can help in some SAP PO Use types mentioned in this article. In case you’d need to Test some other use cases like the ones mentioned below fell free to contact us about a demo of the Int4 IFTT (the only SAP certified tool for testing all SAP middleware scenarios).
|Use Case Support|
|SAP PO dual stack to single stack migrations||Yes||Yes|
|3rd party middleware to SAP PO migrations||No||Yes|
|SAP PO to 3rd party middleware migrations||No||Yes|
|SAP EDI migrations (B2B add on)||No||Yes|
|SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) testing||No||Yes|
|S4/HANA conversions testing||No||Yes|
|SAP Backend validations (document field level)||No||Yes|
|SAP Backend (IDOC, Proxy) testing, SAP eCATT |
|SAP AIF Testing||No||Yes|
|Test Driven Development||No||Yes|
|Integration test documentation||No||Yes|
|SAP PO Features|
|Use of successful messages as reference messages||Yes||Yes|
|XML comparison (including exceptions)||Yes||Yes|
|EDIFACT/ flat files comparison (incl. exceptions)||No||Yes|
|Exchanging test cases between environments||Yes||Yes|
|SAP PO adapter module testing||No||Yes|
|SAP PO multimappings||No||Yes|
|Background (scheduled) validations||No||Yes|
|Solman integration, incident management||No||Yes|
|SAP PO only (after 7.31 SP17)||Yes||No|
|SAP PO (also versions prior to 7.31 SP17) , SAP CPI, |
SAP Backend interface implementation,
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