Using the Oracle Applications Testing Suite with EBS: Interim Update #1

It's encouraging to hear that many of you are interested in automated regression testing for your E-Business Suite environments.  Yesterday's article about our WinRunner and QTP automated regression tests prompted a number of follow-up questions about our plans for using Oracle Application Testing Suite 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. Load Testing for Web Applications:  for scalability, performance, and load testing
  2. Functional Testing for Web Applications:  for automated functional and regression testing
  3. Test Manager for Web Applications:  for test process management, test execution, and defect tracking

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EBS Evaluations Underway Now

Our E-Business Suite Quality Assurance teams have been evaluating the Oracle Application Testing Suite for some time now.  An initial challenge was that the original versions of OATS didn't support either Oracle Forms or IE 8, both of which are key requirements for testing the E-Business Suite.

The Applications Testing Suite development team has since provided us with betas that support those technologies (along with some interesting new features, too).  We're continuing our internal testing with those betas, and are in the process of evaluating and planning our conversion to OATS right now.

When Will New Test Starter Kits be Available?

Our 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:  11.5.10.2, 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.  

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Comments:

Steven,

Great note as always. Timely as well as many companies struggle with the level of effort required to properly test the applications.

See you at Open World.

thx,
John

Posted by John Stouffer on August 19, 2009 at 01:58 AM PDT #

Hi Steven, I heard this is coming out very soon for 11.5.10 support and I actually saw a demo to this fact. s it true this would be available in the next month or so?

Thanks,

Drew

Posted by Drew Poggemann on August 19, 2009 at 08:59 PM PDT #

Hi, Drew,

I'm afraid that I'm not permitted to speculate about release dates. What I can confirm is that the next ATS release will likely not have all of the features that we need to use it for full EBS testing internally here in EBS Development. Our EBS teams will use the next release, of course, but will likely be targetting the release after that one for the full conversion of their existing WinRunner and QTP scripts.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 20, 2009 at 02:50 AM PDT #

Steven,

This is a great follow up to our conversation in Orlando during Collaborate 09. Thanks for sharing great information. Additional posts on the topic of automated Apps testing for the middle market greatly appreciated.

See you at Open World,

John Faucher

Posted by John Faucher on September 04, 2009 at 03:22 AM PDT #

Hi,
I'm working on OATS right now.
But I can not get any information about Accelerators in OATS.
Has it been released yet?
or still work on it?

I can not user OATS to record R11i and R12.

Thanks a lot.

Lennon

Posted by Lennon on October 06, 2009 at 07:38 PM PDT #

Hi, Lennon,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with OATS with the E-Business Suite. The Accelerators were announced last week, and this is a supported configuration. If you having trouble with OATS, 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.

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

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 08, 2009 at 04:28 AM PDT #

Hi,

I'd like to know if it's possible to execute performance test on Oracle EBS 12 with LoadRunner 9.5 too.

Thank's.

Posted by Andrea Di Toro on October 11, 2009 at 07:25 PM PDT #

Hi, Andrea,

This should be possible. I don't think we provide any LoadRunner scripts as part of our Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Test Starter Kits, but you may be able to modify the WinRunner scripts to suit your requirements:

Evolutionary Steps for Automated Testing for E-Business Suite - http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2009/08/evolutionary_steps_automated_testing_ebs.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 19, 2009 at 03:40 AM PDT #

I downloaded the documentation, it came over primarily in either Chinese or Japanese. There is so much non-English language it makes the documentation unusable for English language folks.

The download of the software/test scripts took over 25 minutes.

How can I get the documentation in English so I can make sense of the software/test scripts I also downloaded?

Thanks
Kathy

Posted by Kathy Alexander on June 02, 2010 at 06:17 AM PDT #

Hello Kathy,

The documentation can be downloaded from http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/app-testing/index.html (http://download.oracle.com/otn/nt/apptesting/oats-docs-9.10.0182.zip) The ZIP file contains a "jp" and "en" directory, the "en" being the English language documentation.

Hope this helps

regards

Mike Shaw

Posted by Mike Shaw on June 02, 2010 at 10:27 PM PDT #

Hi,

Now I am working on OATS.
I have issue with OATS.
E-Business Application is not opening through OATS after click on Responsibility. It is taking long time.
Please can u help me in this regard

Thanks
Kiran Banda

Posted by Kiran Banda on June 22, 2010 at 01:30 PM PDT #

Hi, Kiran,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this configuration.

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

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

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 23, 2010 at 03:02 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

We are already using QTP and LR for automated regression and performance testing of eBix suite of application.

I am looking into ATS tool as well to measure against the HP QTP and LR.

I would like to know couple of things though, if you can guide me in right direction it will be really helpful:

A - I need to know the OATS license look like
B - Learning curve for testers

Thanks,
Danish

Posted by Danish on June 29, 2011 at 11:19 PM PDT #

Hi, Danish,

A. I'm in E-Business Suite Development, not Sales. I'm afraid that I don't have much visibility into things like licencing. Your Oracle account manager would be better-suited to give you information about licencing terms and options.

B. It's important to remember that these types of automated testing tools are fully-fledged development tools. If your testers are already experienced in developing automated test scripts using a different tool, then it should be relatively straightforward for them to adapt to the OATS environment.

If you'd like to get your hands on an actual environment so your testers can see this for themselves, I'd recommend working with your Oracle account manager to arrange for a live demonstration.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 30, 2011 at 01:40 AM PDT #

how do we record in oats using an data through an excel sheet?

Posted by guest on March 08, 2012 at 10:19 PM PST #

Hi, Guest,

I'm afraid that you might have more success posting your question on an OATS forum, or logging a formal Service Request with the OATS Support group. We're EBS specialists here, and have only passing familiarity with OATS.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 09, 2012 at 10:06 AM PST #

Hi Guys,

I installed the OracleATS in windowsXP. After I'm trying to login with that suite but I'm not able to login. I gave the correct Username And password but it shows wrong username and passwod message. Could you guys any help me how to connect to admin or load testing.

Posted by guest on May 25, 2012 at 04:49 AM PDT #

Hi, 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 ATS specialists engaged.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by guest on May 30, 2012 at 09:35 AM PDT #

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