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Author's profile photo Balaji Udhavrao Parsewar

Test Case Preparation – A neglected but significant skill

While working on any Z development like smart form or Z report or some non-standard functionality, as a functional consultant our primary duty is to prepare test case.  If you approach ABAP consultant with any above mentioned requirement, he will not entertain us until & unless you present him a test case which will articulate exact client requirement.

Hence I always feel test case preparation is a significant skill which should be mastered by each functional consultant. It will certainly pay off.  But it’s equally true its neglected one.

According to my experience I would like to mentioned few Golden rules of test case preparation. By sticking to these rules, one can make his or her life more comfortable:

1) Test case should always be of multiple line items. If it is more than 10 it would be better.

2) Always try to use different items/materials for each line item.

3) Material quantity should be odd numbers like 17, 19, 29.

4) It’s advisable that prices of material should be in decimal points like 198.25, 500.60 etc.

5) Use all possible text fields in header as well as item fields. Ex. – In commercial invoice test case use all text field like LR No., Delivery instructions etc.

6) Use all possible condition types available in pricing procedure like freight, discount, surcharge, forwarding charges, commission etc.

7) Before preparing test case, please ensure customer master or vendor master should be perfect with all possible entries. Ex. – address in           customer master i.e. street 1, street 2, street 3, postal code, email, contact person etc.

8) Try to use CAPITAL LETTERS while providing remarks.

9) For conditional testing, prepare test cases for all kind of possible events.

10) Whenever required incorporate advanced functionality like batch-split, serial number in test cases to explore all kind of possible                        variations.

At the end, I hope my blog proves to be useful for all SAP professionals. I would love to see your feedback on this blog. Do not forget to write me. If you like this blog & feels that this blog might be useful in any way please do not forget to hit stars (rating) & like button.

May God Bless All of You & All The best for your future ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ .



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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Balaji,

      Very much appreciated.Thanks for sharing it.

      Author's profile photo Balaji Udhavrao Parsewar
      Balaji Udhavrao Parsewar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Khushi,

      I got very few appreciation for this blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Happy to see your comments.

      Author's profile photo Govind Krishna Kumar Thiagarajan
      Govind Krishna Kumar Thiagarajan

      Hi Balaji, As you have right said, an important but neglected skill...thanks for sharing...keep up the good work.

      Best Regards


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Balaji,

      Thanks for the blog. Its really useful.

      Best Regards

      Bhushan Dhande

      Author's profile photo Rajneesh Saxena
      Rajneesh Saxena

      Dear Balaji

      Its useful one. I have a small doubt at point 3. Why this and what is the logic behind this. And at point 8 why you advised to use capital letters only?



      Author's profile photo Typewriter TW
      Typewriter TW


      Nice blog! Thanks!

      Same question as Rajneesh Saxena

      in why use capital letter, point 8?


      Author's profile photo Balaji Udhavrao Parsewar
      Balaji Udhavrao Parsewar
      Blog Post Author

      Capital letters just for better understanding.

      When you use capital letters, its crystal clear. No confusion. Thats it. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very informative and will surely help SAP consultants to do their jobs better and in more efficient way if we follow these points very minutely.

      Author's profile photo Balaji Udhavrao Parsewar
      Balaji Udhavrao Parsewar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Anjan.

      Author's profile photo Kamlesh Kumar Arya
      Kamlesh Kumar Arya

      Hi Balaji,

      Nice document. Thanks for ย sharing.

      These points are indeed important to be followed.

      I have some doubts if you or anyone can reply on.

      Point 1 : Why should ย we have a test case with more than 10 line items? Purpose?

      Point 2 : What is the significance of using different materials? Any specific reason?

      Point 3 : What is the purpose of using odd numbers? what if we use "even" numbers?

      Point 5 : ???

      Point 7 : Why should we maintain all the fields which are not to be added in report?

      Point 9 : ??

      Can anyone please help to understand the above queries?