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SAP Test Tool (PIT) – SAP PO 7.5 SP14

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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.   

Use cases

SAP Test Tool primarily focuses:

  • help with SAP PO dual stack (ABAP & JAVA) to single stack migrations (JAVA only)

Availability/prerequisites

In order to use SAP Test Tool you need to have SAP PO 7.5SP14 (where you can install it or run test scenarios) but if you just want tofeed the SAP Test Tool with data you can use a system from 7.31 SP17 or 7.5SP06 or higher.

For each message used as a source you need to enable loggingon BI, MS, AM.

Current limitations (this may be subject to change)

  • ICOs with sender/receiver wild cards
  • Sync/async, async/sync bridges
  • Mapping splits
  • Flows with Decentralized adapter engines
  • No adapter modules are tested

Terminology used in SAP Test Tool

Test system – SAPPO system in the landscape which is used for testing – either as source(feeding the Test tool with messages) , target (where sender’s messages areexecuted) – 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 asingle system.

Test Case – SAPPO routing configuration which is being tested (ICO, etc.)

Test Data Set – aset of messages (successfully processed) which is a subject for testing.

Run configuration– specifies on which landscape should the test case be executed

Authorizations

In order to be able to create the configuration and run ityou’d need the following roles: SAP_PIT_TEST_DEVELOPER, SAP_PIT_LANDSCAPE_ADMINISTRATOR.

Configuration

Currently SAP Test Tool is using NWDS as a mainconfiguration tool. The scenario below will describe how to do regressiontesting on a single SAP PO system. We will find a successfully processedmessage, do a mapping change and see what will happen once we reprocess thesame message via the same ICO. Ideally it should display all of thedifferencies between the two runs.

Step 1

Open NWDS and find the new perspective: SAP ProcessIntegration Test.

Step 2

Open preferences and insert connection data to your SAP POwere the SAP Test Tool is installed.

Step 3

In the next step you need to define the systems (source andtarget) where you need to run your tests. In this case it’s the same systemwhere SAP Test Tool is installed.

Step 4

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 objectitself (ICO).

Step 5

In the next step the Test case is created so we can populateit with test data. In order to do that select the Test Data tab of the TestCase.

Then select the „Add“ button to add messages to the testdata where you can specify the source system from which you want to fetch thedata.

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 definewhich parts of the message should not be checked (dates, etc.).

This step finishes the configuration/customizing part of theSAP Test Tool.

Run and validation.

In order to run the test you need to create a new runconfiguration.

Where you need to specify the Test Case and the landscape ofthe execution.

What you can also select here is the checkbox „Stop messagebefore delivering to Receiver“ which will automatically cancel the Test messageafter processing so it will not overload the receiver system.

Once you press Run the Test Case will get executed and theTestRun 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 Casewhat we can see is that there are some differences found.

In the Error Overview section we can see a more detaileddescription talling us the what is different between the original message andthe one from the Test Run.

Complementary tools:

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).

SAP Test Tool – PIT and Int4 IFTT scenario coverage

ToolSAP
PIT
Int4
IFTT
Use Case Support
SAP PO dual stack to single stack migrationsYesYes
3rd party middleware to SAP PO migrationsNoYes
SAP PO to 3rd party middleware migrationsNoYes
SAP EDI migrations (B2B add on)NoYes
SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) testingNoYes
Service VirtualizationNoYes
S4/HANA conversions testingNoYes
SAP Backend validations (document field level)NoYes
SAP Backend (IDOC, Proxy) testing, SAP eCATT
integration
NoYes
SAP AIF TestingNoYes
Test Driven DevelopmentNoYes
Continuous testing/DevOpsNoYes
Integration test documentationNoYes
SAP PO Features
Use of successful messages as reference messagesYesYes
XML comparison (including exceptions)YesYes
EDIFACT/ flat files comparison (incl. exceptions)NoYes
Exchanging test cases between environmentsYesYes
SAP PO adapter module testingNoYes
SAP PO multimappingsNoYes
Background (scheduled) validations NoYes
Solman integration, incident managementNoYes
NWDS requiredYesNo
SAPGUI requiredNoYes
Scope
SAP PO only (after 7.31 SP17)YesNo
SAP PO (also versions prior to 7.31 SP17) , SAP CPI,
SAP Backend interface implementation,
3rd partymiddleware
NoYes
License
LicenseFreeLicensed

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int4 booth at SAP Teched Barcelona 2018!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been approved to become an official exibitor at SAP Teched Barcelona in 2018 (23rd-25th October).

We will be presenting our SAP certified automated regression testing and service interface virtualization software – IFTT.

With the use of int4 IFTT you can fully automate testing of all your SAP PO/AIF/CPI/IDOC flows in both the middleware and at the SAP backend system. All will happen without source system access as we provide an unique service interface virtualization concept without the need for additional hardware or software.

With this great news we also have a suprise for you. Two of our experts and SAP Press book authors SAP Mentor – Michal Krawczyk and Mateusz Nowak will be available for you at our booth everyday from 13:00-14:00 to answer all of your SAP PI and SAP AIF related queries. Please come to our booth to have a chat about SAP integration anytime during the day and have an amazing teched experience.

Invitation for SAP Teched 2018

 

How do you want to spend this summer?

Welcome Spring in this year by joining our budding automated testing webinars for SAP application interfaces!

Every webinar we have is a unique webinar that will provide you insight into how int4 IFTT can help to enable you to test your SAP application interfaces faster and smarter. In all 4 webinars we will dive straight into the action and will cover a business and an int4 IFTT based answer to that business case.

Follow this link to join our Spring Webinars.

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Our session at SAP SIT in Walldorf

After attending SAP Insider Tracks in Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen and Paris, it’s a time for our session at SIT Walldorf. The meeting will take place on Saturday 13th of January. This time we would like focus more on SAP AIF testing and show how business users could benefit from int4 IFTT. This is a short description of our session:
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Let’s meet in Paris!

Int4 is one of the sponsors of SAP Insider Track event that will take place on Friday 1st of December. Among other interesting topics, Int4 will conduct a session about our solution for SAP integration testing. Read More

SAP Cloud Platform Integration supported!

Int4 IFTT is an automated software for testing application interfaces and integration landscape in SAP environment. To ensure maximum compatibility and versatility int4 IFTT has been designed in an open architecture allowing int4 IFTT to work both with SAP and non-SAP middleware’s. Int4 IFTT supports not only SAP PI /PO but it also handles SAP Cloud Platform Integration (former HCI).
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SAP Inside Track Paris 2017

The SAP Inside Track event will take place in Paris, December 1st 2017 and int4 team can’t miss it! We hope to meet up with you in this wonderful venue. Don’t forget to join our session on challenges of SAP application interface testing! For more information visit SIT 2017 Paris

Int4 IFTT new features

Int4 IFTT Support Package 103_0004 is now available bringing you new features:

 

  • Passing the variable value from previous case– passing variable from previous test case works in scenarios where it is expected that the interface document will consume number generated by previous test case i.e. inbound delivery to PO created by eCATT recording.
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  • Reading values from DB results– test case variables can now be filled by values from database (new feature to improve reporting capabilities)
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  • Automated installation steps –  a new report available under t-code /INT4/IFTT_CUST automates installation steps by creating: RFC destination, logical ports for proxies, int4 IFTT number range
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  • Adapters for testing inbound and outbound SAP Cloud Platform Interfaces
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int4 IFTT webinar

In October we have conducted a series of webinars on automation of E2E SAP integration regression testing:
 
04 OCT 2017 17:00 -17:45 CEST
06 OCT 2017 11:00 -11:45 CEST
09 OCT 2017 18:00 -18:45 CEST
 
Thank you for your attendance. We are glad that so many of you took interest in the subject.
For those who somehow missed it – look for information about upcoming webinars on our website!

SAP Inside Track Munich 2017

Another step on our European tour – SAP Inside Track Munich. If you have missed our presentation you can watch it here: Challenges in SAP integration testing based on int4 IFTT
For more details see SIT 2017 Munich. We hope to see you on upcoming SIT in Paris, December 1st 2017!