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Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0 Supported with Oracle E-Business Suite

Steven Chan
Senior Director
Our recent article about our internal use of automated regression testing tools within E-Business Suite Development prompted many questions about the Oracle Application Testing Suite.  I'm pleased to announce that the Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0 is supported for use with the E-Business Suite.  
The Oracle Automated Testing Suite (OATS) is built on the foundation of the e-TEST suite of products acquired from Empirix in 2008.  The testing suite is comprised of:
  1. Oracle Load Testing for scalability, performance, and load testing
  2. Oracle Functional Testing for automated functional and regression testing
  3. Oracle Test Manager for test process management, test execution, and defect tracking
Oracle E-Business Suite Accelerators Now Available This latest version includes new Oracle E-Business Suite Accelerators, which offer support for automated functional testing and load testing for both Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i and 12. You can now create test scripts that automate both E-Business Suite Web and Oracle Forms-based screens. Using the new OpenScript graphical scripting interface, your end-users can record automated test scripts by stepping through their Oracle E-Business Suite business transactions in their browsers. You can use the same interface to run scripts, parameterize script inputs, add custom test cases to validate content and extend scripts programmatically in Java. You can also use the same interface to create automated load test scripts for Oracle Load Testing to simulate thousands of concurrent virtual users.   When Will New Test Starter Kits be Available? As I mentioned in a previous article, our E-Business Suite Quality Assurance teams have been working with the Oracle Application Testing Suite for some time now.  We're excited about using this new set of tools, and the OATS team is even building out some new enhancements specifically for our internal Apps testing requirements. Our EBS QA teams haven't provided any firm schedules on when our existing E-Business Suite WinRunner and QTP automated test scripts will be fully converted to OATS.  The number of existing test scripts that need to be converted is very large, with separate sets of scripts that span at least three Oracle Apps releases:, 12.0.4, and 12.1. It wouldn't be surprising if the conversion process takes some time. I would expect that a set of new Test Starter Kits containing the OATS scripts will be released in the future, but I don't have any details about which E-Business Suite products will be covered. You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available. Have You Tried OATS with EBS Yet? Our Oracle Application Testing Suite team is eager to hear about your experiences with their latest release in E-Business Suite environments.  You're welcome to post your comments here, or drop me a line privately.  I'll be sure to pass on your feedback and questions on to the OATS team for you. Related Articles The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

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Comments ( 50 )
  • Marios Chrysohos Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    I Recently attended a few presentations on Advanced architectures for EBS as well as VM deployments at OOW. All the available options give me plenty of choice but I would have to go through a process of load testing. My thought was, why does Oracle not write a set of load test scripts against a Vision Environment. The data is pre defined. I can then perform the Vision install against my new production configuration and bench mark it against performance figures published by Oracle.

    Kind Regards


  • Steven Chan Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Hi, Marios,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass that on to our EBS QA teams for their consideration.



  • Ananth Iyer Friday, October 23, 2009

    Can you guide me about the hardware requirements for Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0???

  • Aman Khan Monday, October 26, 2009

    This is really going to rock for people who are using oracle application

  • vineel Tuesday, October 27, 2009


    I am been looking for such a product from ORACLe from long time.

    I really wana explore the OATS so that I can proceed by sugesting this across.

    Please provide me the details over the direct contact people and the evaluation version softwares from ORACLE.



  • Steven Chan Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Hi, Vineel,

    I would recommend getting in touch with your local Oracle sales team to arrange for a trial licence for Oracle Application Testing Suite. If you don't have an Oracle account manager, try the Sales Assistance contacts here:


    Good luck with your evaluation.



  • Maris Monday, November 9, 2009


    We are trying to get this working on R12, but there is absolutely no information anywhere about how to get OpenScript working on Sun Plugin Forms.

    Could you share the information if you have access to it please?



  • Steven Chan Monday, November 9, 2009

    Hi, Maris,

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having difficulty with this feature. I'm not an OATS specialist, so I've passed your question on to the OATS team for assistance. They'll either reply to you directly or post an update here.



  • Maija Tuesday, November 10, 2009


    OpenScript started to recognize EBS R12 forms objects after reinstallation OATS and OpenScript from patch 9042747.

    Once you have downloaded this patch, unzip to a temporary directory, and run openScript900.exe. Choose Install and let the installer finish.

    Thanks to




  • Steven Chan Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Hi, Maija,

    Glad to hear that you're moving again. Thanks for sharing that tip with our readers. Our OATS team is working on improving their documentation so that this is less of a mystery for E-Business Suite users.

    I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences with this tool.



  • Souosu Abdu Tuesday, December 15, 2009


    In our company we develop complexed ASP.NET applications ( we used also AJAX and JavaScript). Question: Is it make sense to use the OATS, or do you think that it is not suitable for ASP.NET Applications?

    Many thanks from Germany

  • Vasu Tuesday, December 15, 2009


    I am hearing a lot about oracle e-test suite. I want to find out the pricing details.



  • Steven Chan Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    Hi, Vasu,

    Glad to hear that you're interested in this product. Your best bet would be to contact your Oracle account manager to discuss pricing and licencing. Good luck with your evaluation.



  • Steven Chan Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    Hi, Sousou,

    I don't know much about OATS' ability to test ASP .NET applications. I've passed your question on to the OATS team; they'll follow up with you directly on this.



  • John Luettgen Monday, March 22, 2010

    I've been able to download and install OATS 9.0.1 and OpenScript. What documentation is available on the Web server side steps?

  • Steven Chan Monday, March 22, 2010

    Hi, John,

    I've asked our ATS team to provide you with pointers to their documentation (I can't seem to find it myself, alas).



  • John Luettgen Monday, March 22, 2010

    Steven, thanks for posing the question. I have since found the info in the "users guide" available in the download from OTN.



  • Mike Thursday, April 8, 2010


    Any updates on when Test Starter Kits are likely to be availble for R12?



  • Waheed Friday, April 9, 2010

    Hi Steven,

    I have installed a trial version of OATS 9.0.1 but can't get OpenScript to recognise any objects in our ebs application.

    I'm not sure how to verify if the ebs accelerators are installed/activated.

    Do you know how I go about this ?

    I read the scl.com article posted earlier but that refers to JInitiatior. We don't use that anymore, instead we use JRE 1.5.0. Will it still work with JRE ?



  • Steven Chan Friday, April 9, 2010

    Hi, Mike,

    I haven't had any updates on this recently. I'll ping the teams that own that, to see if there's any news on this front.



  • Steven Chan Friday, April 9, 2010

    Hi, Waheed,

    I'm afraid that our team has had very limited hands-on experience with OATS. Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

    Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.



  • Mark Kissinger Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Hi, I left a message with someone at Oracle, but haven't heard back yet. Does OATS currently (or plan to) support 3270 terminal applications for test script execution? We have some business still on a Life70 system that we would like to automate testing for.

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Hi, Mark,

    I don't have a lot of visibility into supported terminals for OATS, but I've asked someone in the OATS team to follow up here on our blog or with you directly.



  • Anup Friday, July 23, 2010

    Hello Steve,

    I am working on OATS- Open script tool to do functional testing for PeopleSoft implementation project and having couple of issues with tool. I tryed to find some of the issues and solution in google/Oracle website but I did not get the much information like other tools, such as QTP. Can you sugest some website or forums related to OATS.



  • Sainath Viswanathan Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    I'm currently working Testing defects in QC(Quality Centre).

    Basically while executing the scripts, there's no possibility for a tester to view the Requirements docs. Does it mean that our security has been locked..

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, July 28, 2010


    I'm afraid that I don't have any insight into what might be going on here. Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our OATS specialists engaged.



  • guest Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    where can i get the tutorial for OATS 9.2 version ?

  • Steven Chan Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Hi, Guest,

    I'm in the E-Business Suite group, not that OATS group. I don't have any visibility into whether they have tutorials for specific releases. You might wish to log a formal Service Request with OATS Support to get a pointer to those resources.



  • Ben Prusinski Wednesday, August 31, 2011


    Does the OATS work with load balancers in servlet mode like Cisco ACE? The reason why I ask is that we hit an issue during our load testing with HP Load Runner. For some reason, HP Load Runner requires socket mode based on feedback from Oracle and HP support and this will cause issues when we need to scale out for load testing.



  • Steven Chan Thursday, September 1, 2011


    I'm afraid that I don't know. I've forwarded your question to the OATS team. If they don't respond here within a reasonable time, I'd recommend logging a Service Request via Oracle Support against the OATS product for an authoritative response.



  • guest Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Hi ,

    I want to know , OATS is a different buy product or if we have Oracle EBusiness suit license then we can Use it ?

    Need to purchase license for OTAS differently or Not with Oracle Apps R12 ?



  • Steven Chan Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Hi, Raj,

    Oracle Application Testing Suite is not included in the E-Business Suite licence. You must purchase Oracle Application Testing Suite licencing separately if you wish to use that product to test the E-Business Suite.



  • Rajesh Sunday, March 11, 2012

    Hello all,

    You can post any of your OATS related questions on a blog dedicated towards Oracle Application Testing Suite (OATS). There are many members in the forum answering and supporting the tool set.


    I represent Acolade Consulting, Specialized Oracle partner for OATS tool set. We provide testing on OATS tools on EBS product verticals with an automation testing framework for HCM, Financials and so on. Visit us at www.acolade.com.au

    I'm happy to take questions on this forum too.



  • guest Thursday, April 5, 2012

    I want to access element id in application with Master Page.

    Kindly reply.

  • Steven Chan Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Hello, Guest,

    If this is for a non-E-Business Suite environment, I'd recommend posting your question on the Oracle Application Testing Suite forum:




  • guest Monday, December 17, 2012

    We are trying to learn the OATS tool. Is there any learning copy or evaluation copy available? If yes, what is the validity of it?

  • Mikael Fries Monday, December 17, 2012

    You may download Oracle Application Testing Suite, with it's three components Oracle Functional Testing, Oracle Test Manager and Oracle Load Testing from the following location: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/downloads/index-084446.html

    the trial license is valid for 30 days

    you can also find some useful training videos here:



    Mikael Fries / Principal Product Manager

  • guest Monday, February 25, 2013


    I want to learn OATS , please suggest me to have pre requisites and knowledge.

    Thanks & Regards,


  • Steven Chan Monday, February 25, 2013


    The best way to learn a tool is by using it.I would recommend downloading the software and giving it try. You can download free trial editions from Oracle.com.



  • kk Friday, October 4, 2013

    Can you tell me where can i download OATS Please help me regarding this

    thank in advance

  • Steven Chan Thursday, October 10, 2013

    Hi, KK,

    You can download the latest OATS release from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud: edelivery.oracle.com.



  • guest Thursday, November 14, 2013


    guys im having trouble using my Test Manager, when i goto http://localhost:8088/admin it gives me this error.

    "Error 404--Not Found

    From RFC 2068 Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1:

    10.4.5 404 Not Found

    The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent.

    If the server does not wish to make this information available to the client, the status code 403 (Forbidden) can be used instead. The 410 (Gone) status code SHOULD be used if the server knows, through some internally configurable mechanism, that an old resource is permanently unavailable and has no forwarding address."

    Help Please.

  • Steven Chan Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Hello, Guest,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our OATS specialists engaged.



  • guest Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Hi team,

    I want to know what is the advantage of OATS over Loadrunner.



  • Steven Chan Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Hi, Lagnajit,

    Well the primary advantage is that OATS is available, while LoadRunner has been discontinued.

    Feel free to click on the first OATS link for a list of product features. You can ask your Oracle rep for a demo if you'd like to give it a test drive.



  • guest Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    I am using OATS now and i have used Loadrunner also.i found load runner is more friendly with more features.what xtra features r there in OATS ?



  • Naveen Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Does OATS 12.x version support on IE10 ?

  • Steven Chan Thursday, October 16, 2014


    Probably, but we're EBS specialists on this blog, not OATS specialists. You may wish to log a Service Request against OATS to confirm that.



  • sajjad Sunday, March 26, 2017

    Hi All,

    I am using OAT functional Testing Ver: and i want to record oracle forms9 which are running on Jinitiator: ver

    Whenever i start recording then test application and OpenScript (which is OAT funtional testing) become halted and will remain in the same situation and once i close the openScript then test application become un-halted.

    could anyone please help me out ? i am not able to find the any forum or open community where i can post this issue to find out the resolution.



  • Steven Chan Monday, March 27, 2017


    Jinitiator was desupported in 2008 or even earlier. I would not expect it to work with OATS and Oracle Forms 9.

    I would recommend that you use a current JRE client such as JRE 7 or 8 to test your custom application.



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