IntroductionOn a regular frequency we get the question whether it is possible to process test cases automatically instead of going through the test scripts manually. The answer to this question is: yes, this is possible. There are various software tools that can assist you in this requirement.
TestplanSAP, for instance, has a how-to document available, based on the program "HP Loadrunner", in order to perform a volume test. The steps to a full plan are rather straight forward and equal to other similar test software tools.
The steps are as follows:
- Determine the scenarios you want to test, logically these are your critical or most often used processes
- Create a volume plan in which you determine how many users you would like to simulate and how much "think" time there should be between each step
- Create test cases by using screen recordings
- Execute the test cases
- Analyse the test results
Some tips and tricksShould you plan to run a number of automated test cases, then please do not forget to inform SAP on forehand before you run the volume tests. You can do so by creating a ticket in the tenant you will use for your volume tests.