Parallel to software development is the constant testing of what has just been achieved or in this context more accurately the just developed, is of highest priority, in order to counteract already early each still so minimum deviation or also only the smallest side effect. effect can be counteracted effectively and effectively.
Every measure that can be taken earlier than in time for correction plays into the hands of not only the time component at this point, but above all the budget control and last but not least the quality . The ADWEKO’s TACF test framework symbolically lights up the essential traffic lights and thus sets the course for the necessary correction in time.
The abbreviation TACF stands for Test Automation and Collaboration Framework and combines test case creation, execution and analysis by means of
- creation of predefined test templates,
- filling the SAP FSDM tables by means of the test templates,
- TARGET-ACTUAL comparison between expected and calculated results,
- graphical preparation of the TARGET-ACTUAL comparison.
It makes no difference whether TACF is used decentrally on the individual containers in development or whether the tool is used across the board for daily testing routines. TACF can be placed in a targeted and sustainable manner where it effectively supports the work.
Input data is specified by the tester on the basis of SAP FSDM and used to fill the generated Excel templates, whereby the ExpectedResults must also be specified in addition to the input data. These are accessed by the TACF target-oriented back after the controlled processing free of validation errors from SAP FSDM via the developed software components outputs the calculated result and compares it with the expected one. The tester’s attention is drawn to deviations with color support and he is again guided to the source of the undesired event. At this point, there is no need for costly and, above all, time-consuming research into the causes of the problem, which would cause unnecessary delays in development and strain the budget.
In addition to the use of TACF n decentralized development on the respective containers, the tool can be ideally used as a daily test routine (e.g. embedded in Jenkins) in the overall context of an integration. This involves targeted testing in the overall context of the integration of individual developed software modules as well as the release upgrade of the connected software components, as in the example of adapter development (see figure) on the part of SAP FSDM or the reporting software used.
The TACF tool is used here as part of the overall architecture to detect side effects and side effects in the test run from SAP FSDM via processing into the target tables (ExpectedResults). Deviations shown in this overall context thus result from the last individual changes to the package and thus provide the most timely, efficient intervention for elimination.
ADWEKO helps you to design your test procedures and test scenarios effectively with TACF as a tool that can be used flexibly.
Senior Solution Architect