The next release for S/4HANA Cloud is coming. Time to explore exciting improvements, new features, and… time to do regression testing!
Here is some information about
A) new features in test automation tool for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and
B) changes to standard automated test scripts, delivered by SAP.
If you prefer listening to reading, you might want to check out the “early release webinar” for “SAP Activate deployment – test your solution”. It is available in the list of early release webinars for 1905.
A) New features
If there’s just one thing you take away from this blog, I’d like to highlight this first feature! We enabled the change of role for testing not only for custom process steps, but also for process steps in type “standard”. This allows you to do role-based testing, whilst keeping the respective process step in type “standard”. With that, you can profit from the quarterly updates to automated test scripts that SAP delivers.
“Manage Your Test Processes” app
1.Possibility to change roles in process type “standard”
2. Release change information available at test process level
3.Download list of test processes (filtered/unfiltered list) into an excel spreadsheet
“Test Your Processes” app
1. Release change information at standard automated test process
…is now available on test process level (under test plan). This highlights where a standard process step was changed compared to the previous release.
2.Download list of test plans (filtered/unfiltered list) into spreadsheet
3.Define test data variants that shall be used for execution within “schedule test plans” feature
4.Execute test processes with data variants (similar as available feature at test plan and logs level)
B) Changes to automated test scripts
In 1905, the number of pre-delivered automated test scripts increased to 228. The 13 new automated test scripts are in the following areas: Financials (7), Manufacturing (2), Database & data management (1), Sourcing & Procurement (1), and Supply Chain (2). The complete list of available automated test scripts in 1905 is available in the “Automated Test Scripts Index” in the JAM Group for test automation tool (request access via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org)
A detailed change information at test scripts is available in the “What´s new” document within the same JAM Group. SAP updates the pre-delivered automated test scripts (process steps in type “standard”) in every release, to adapt them to release dependent changes of your system. The “what´s new” document will highlight all changes to the pre-delivered automated test scripts on the test process step level. If you created custom process steps, you should check for changes in the original process step from SAP. Most likely you will have to adapt your custom steps in a similar way.