2Test Framework in PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8 Test Framework in PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.52 Test Creation, Optimization and MaintenanceDing Gang Oracle University Principal Instructor
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6Feature OverviewPeopleTools Test Framework is tied to PeopleTools Metadata
7PeopleSoft Test Framework Tables PSPTTSTOPTIONS- Identifies the profiles of high level sign-on information for the test framework.Test DefinitionPSPTTSTDEFN- Identifies the tests and the folder in which the test is organized.PSPTTSTCOMMAND- Identifies each step of a test case.
8PeopleSoft Test Framework Tables Test Data “Test Case”PSPTTSTCASE- Header table for test cases.PSPTTSTCASEVAL- The detail data for each test case - data values for each command/step.Test LogPSPTTSTLOG_LIST - The header table for the logs of test case runs. Identifies the test, the test case, and the high level results.PSPTTSTLOG_LNS - The detail results of each step of a test case run.PSPTTSTLOG_IMG – Stores image captures of each page when a test step is logged as failing.PSPTTSTLOG_OPTS – Stores the options used to run a test, such as URL and user id.PSPTTSTLOG_XTRA - Stores information about the environment that was used to run a specific test (part of log).
9Feature Overview Record and Playback feature Used by Users, Super-Users and Developers
10Robust Test Development Platform A PTF test consists of a series of steps. When you record a test, PTF creates one step for each action you take against the target application.
11PeopleSoft Test Framework Log Whenever you run a test, PTF creates an execution log entry.The log is located in PTF Explorer under the test name, in the log folder specified in Execution Options.
12PeopleSoft Test Framework Log entries in the Logs folder of PTF Explorer:
18Types of Tests Testing Strategies Unit System Validates data, business rules, and business process requirements.SystemTests all processes, including online functionality, batch functionality, inbound and outbound interfaces, conversions, customizations, and reports.
19Types of Tests Testing Strategies Integration Parallel Regression all business processes and groups of related business processes within the application to determine whether they function as designed.ParallelOptionally performed throughout all testing stages.RegressionRetests the previous tests.
20Types of Tests Testing Strategies Performance User Acceptance Measures your current system performance against the new release-level performance.User AcceptanceValidates data, business rules, and business process requirements in the test move to production phase.
22PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationModify your steps within your test, these four steps log you onto the PeopleSoft application.Using Test Optimization you can replace these four steps listed above with one step using Browser.Start_Login.This action opens the browser instance where the test will be executed and logs into the PeopleSoft application using the URL, user ID, and password from the selected execution option.
23PeopleSoft Test Framework When you record a test you often record unneeded stepsYou might need to correct typos that might appear in your test
24PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Optimization#PREFIX#Reserved word substitutes the text in the Prefix field for the string in the Value field. You can run the test again with a different value, only needing to change the value in the Prefix field.
25PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationMessage ToolbarDisplays details about an object in the application, including name, object type, and value.
26PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationVariablesStore a value for a variable in a parameter in the Recognition field on the step.
27PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationRefer to the values stored in a variable in two ways:Use a Conditional.If_Then stepUse the variable in the value field of a step that sets or verifies the value.
28PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Optimization#LIST#Reserved word LIST will check for the values of a ComboBox. It works either on full text entries or translation values.
29PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Optimization – Reserved Words#CHECK# - Checks a value in an object against the expected value defined in the PTF test. Updates the value if no match exists.#DIS#- Checks whether an object is display-only.#DTTM - Enters the current date and time into an application.#EXIST# and #NOTEXIST# - Checks whether a field exists or does not exist on a page.#FAIL# and #WARN# - Same as #CHECK# but does not update the value. If the values do not match, PTF logs a Fail or Warning.#IGNORE - Place the #IGNORE reserved word in the Value field of a Test.Exec step to skip the call to the child test.
30PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Optimization – Reserved Words#LIKEF# and #LIKEW#- Matches strings using LIKE. If no match exists, PTF logs a Fail or Warning. PTF does not update the value.#LIST#- Checks the values in a drop-down list box. Use a | to separate items in the Value field.#NOTHING- Deletes a value in the object or verifies that it is blank. If the object is a ComboBox and the action is Set_Value, then PTF selects a blank item.#PREFIX#- Substitutes the text in the Prefix field in the Test Editor for #PREFIX# in the Value field.#TODAY- Enters the current date.
31PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationPage PromptingPTF page prompting steps make tests more robust and repeatable by simplifying test data and replacing it with intelligence built into the step.
32PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationApplication MessagingUse the Message Recognition feature to indicate that PTF should click OK whenever that specific message appears in the application
33PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationMessage Recognition Dialog Box
34PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationProcess Execution Prior to OptimizationProcess Execution After Optimization
35PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationTEST.EXEC calling other tests
36PeopleSoft Test Framework Shell TestsA type of test that you use primarily to call other tests.Shell Tests support the following options:Test.Exec - calling other testsDataMover.Exec – calling data mover scriptsQuery.Exec – running queriesVariable.Set_Value – manipulating variables
37PeopleSoft Test Framework Test OptimizationSHELL TESTS using TEST.EXEC to call other tests
38PeopleSoft Test Framework Scroll HandlingData in a PeopleSoft component is organized hierarchically using rowsets, or scrolls, and rows.
39PeopleSoft Test Framework Scroll HandlingPeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) references a field in a scroll by the field name and the row number.You can use the Scroll.Key_Set action and a Scroll.Action step to locate a row by key and generate a dynamic position index variable.You can use the dynamic position index variable to reference a row or a field reliably and repeatedly because the variable is regenerated each time the test is run.
41PeopleSoft Test Framework Move Test Assets using a Project
42PeopleSoft Test Framework Change ImpactsWhen an application is upgraded, testers face two major challenges:Identifying which tests will fail because of changes in the target application.Identifying gaps in test coverage where new functionality was introduced.PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) delivers two tools that enable test developers to help in determining the effect of changes:Test maintenance reportsTest coverage reports
43PeopleSoft Test Framework The Maintenance ProcessThe maintenance process consists of these steps:1. Define analysis rules.2. Create a compare report based on an upgrade project.3. Analyze the compare data.4. Generate a maintenance report.5. Identify tests that reference changed objects.6. Modify impacted tests.7. Generate a test coverage report.8. Create or modify tests to cover coverage gaps.
44PeopleSoft Test Framework The Maintenance Process1. Define analysis rules.
45PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Maintenance ReportsUse the Create Test Maintenance Report wizard to run test maintenance reports. The wizard consists of three steps:Step 1: Manual StepsStep 2: Analyze Compare DataStep 3: Generate Report.
46PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Maintenance ReportsStep 1: Manual Steps
47PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Maintenance ReportsStep 2: Analyze Compare Data
48PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Maintenance ReportsStep 3: Generate Report
49PeopleSoft Test Framework A test maintenance report in BI Publisher format:
50PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Coverage Report format:
51PeopleSoft Test Framework A test coverage report in PIA format:
57PeopleSoft Test Framework Persistent VariablesIf you need to store variables between tests, use persistent variables. PTF stores persistent variables to the database so that subsequent test executions can use them.Enable persistent variables in execution options, on the Advanced Options tab.You must also enable persistent variables in the test properties for each test.Once a persistent variable is read from the database, it is a Global variable, and its value is available to any other test, regardless of whether the test is enabled to read persistent variables.
58PeopleSoft Test Framework System variables are predefined variables that PTF populates at runtimeSystem Variables
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