Using the Oracle Applications Testing Suite with EBS: Interim Update #1
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Aug 18, 2009
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.
- Load Testing for Web Applications: for scalability, performance, and load testing
- Functional Testing for Web Applications: for automated functional and regression testing
- Test Manager for Web Applications: for test process management, test execution, and defect tracking
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: 184.108.40.206, 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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