by Scott Schafer
One of the most talked about features of the 8.51 release of PeopleTools is getting better and easier to use with proposed enhancements in the 8.52 release. This new feature is the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF). For those of you not familiar with PTF, it was introduced in the 8.51 and is a tool that automates the testing of the PeopleSoft application. In addition to system testing, PTF provides critical information for understanding how change will impact a PeopleSoft application. The change analysis comes from the integration of the PTF test case meta-data and compare report and usage monitor data.
The proposed 8.52 enhancements will help users implement PTF much quicker and easier by shortening the time needed to create new test cases or edit existing ones. Tool bar enhancements help optimize the test case development process by easing the way users set variables, add documentation, add screen shots and start/stop the test case recording sessions. Test case developers are also given the ability to export test cases to flat files, so that large volumes of test data can be edited quickly and easily before importing the data back into the database for playback purposes.
To learn more about the new features of the PTF and the 8.52 release of PeopleTools, please review the Release Value Proposition (RVP doc id = 1327656.1) document located on My Oracle Support.