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

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.

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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


Posted by Marios Chrysohos on October 20, 2009 at 06:41 PM PDT #

Hi, Marios,

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


Posted by Steven Chan on October 21, 2009 at 05:01 AM PDT #

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

Posted by Ananth Iyer on October 22, 2009 at 09:34 PM PDT #

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

Posted by Aman Khan on October 26, 2009 at 01:33 AM PDT #


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.


Posted by vineel on October 26, 2009 at 05:03 PM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on October 27, 2009 at 03:34 AM PDT #


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?


Posted by Maris on November 09, 2009 at 12:12 AM PST #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on November 09, 2009 at 01:28 AM PST #

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


Posted by Maija on November 09, 2009 at 04:37 PM PST #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on November 11, 2009 at 06:02 AM PST #

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

Posted by Souosu Abdu on December 14, 2009 at 05:30 PM PST #


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


Posted by Vasu on December 14, 2009 at 10:34 PM PST #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on December 15, 2009 at 02:48 AM PST #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on December 15, 2009 at 02:49 AM PST #

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

Posted by John Luettgen on March 21, 2010 at 11:40 PM PDT #

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).


Posted by Steven Chan on March 22, 2010 at 01:47 AM PDT #

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


Posted by John Luettgen on March 22, 2010 at 05:07 AM PDT #

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


Posted by Mike on April 08, 2010 at 02:55 PM PDT #

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 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 ?


Posted by Waheed on April 08, 2010 at 11:20 PM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on April 09, 2010 at 02:32 AM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on April 09, 2010 at 02:38 AM PDT #

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.

Posted by Mark Kissinger on May 04, 2010 at 11:26 PM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on May 05, 2010 at 03:03 AM PDT #

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.

Posted by Anup on July 23, 2010 at 06:38 AM PDT #

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..

Posted by Sainath Viswanathan on July 27, 2010 at 06:15 PM PDT #


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.


Posted by Steven Chan on July 28, 2010 at 12:22 AM PDT #

where can i get the tutorial for OATS 9.2 version ?

Posted by guest on June 27, 2011 at 06:49 PM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on June 28, 2011 at 05:39 AM PDT #


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.


Posted by Ben Prusinski on August 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM PDT #


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.


Posted by Steven Chan on September 01, 2011 at 05:06 AM PDT #

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 ?


Posted by guest on November 15, 2011 at 08:41 PM PST #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on November 16, 2011 at 05:52 AM PST #

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

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


Posted by Rajesh on March 10, 2012 at 05:09 PM PST #

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

Posted by guest on April 04, 2012 at 06:13 PM PDT #

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:


Posted by Steven Chan on April 05, 2012 at 05:16 AM PDT #

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?

Posted by guest on December 16, 2012 at 09:54 PM PST #

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:

the trial license is valid for 30 days

you can also find some useful training videos here:,P24_PREV_PAGE:6587,1

Mikael Fries / Principal Product Manager

Posted by Mikael Fries on December 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM PST #


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

Thanks & Regards,

Posted by guest on February 25, 2013 at 05:14 AM PST #


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


Posted by Steven Chan on February 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM PST #

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

thank in advance

Posted by kk on October 03, 2013 at 11:08 PM PDT #

Hi, KK,

You can download the latest OATS release from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud:


Posted by Steven Chan on October 10, 2013 at 08:10 AM PDT #


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.

Posted by guest on November 14, 2013 at 05:55 AM PST #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on November 14, 2013 at 09:07 AM PST #

Hi team,

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


Posted by guest on April 01, 2014 at 05:09 AM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on April 01, 2014 at 04:24 PM PDT #

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 ?


Posted by guest on April 02, 2014 at 12:02 AM PDT #

Does OATS 12.x version support on IE10 ?

Posted by Naveen on October 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM PDT #


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.


Posted by Steven Chan on October 16, 2014 at 09:12 AM PDT #

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