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:
Oracle E-Business Suite Accelerators Now Available
- Oracle Load Testing for scalability, performance, and load testing
- Oracle Functional Testing for automated functional and regression testing
- Oracle Test Manager for test process management, test execution, and defect tracking
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?
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: 220.127.116.11, 12.0.4, and
It wouldn't be surprising if the conversion process takes some time.
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?
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.
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