TTA (Tricentis Test Automation) is a subset of Tricentis Tosca. It employs the same principles for automated test cases as Tricentis Tosca, but just for SAP applications. If you’re acquainted with Tricentis Tosca, you’ll know many of the displays and the user manuals are also quite similar. TTA is designed to work in conjunction with the SAP Solution Manager. The SM-TSTR interface, which Tricentis Tosca has been certified for since 2017, is used for the SAP Solution Manager integration. TTA is used to automate SAP technologies UI5, WebDynpro, GUI, SF, Concur, etc., and solutions running in the browser. To work with TTA you need to install TTA Client, TTA Recorder/ Automation Recording Assistant ARA, TTA Server from the support marketplace. Synchronization takes place between TTA and Solution Manager in which data get updated each time.
Let’s deep dive into the main core components of SAP TTA and their uses:
To begin working with TTA, it is imperative to install the below components on the server.
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- TTA Client
Install the TTA client from the support marketplace on the end-user desktop (Windows only). Business users can deploy the TTA Client to create test cases, manage data, and define variations.
- TTA Recorder/TTA Automation Recording Assistant (ARA)
TTA Recorder comes pre-installed with TTA Client, however it may also be downloaded separately for commercial customers. Remember, test automation software is not available to business users.
- TTA Server
Test Data Services (TDS), user administration/centralizing user access, and data management are all available through the TTA server, which is deployed centrally. Additionally, installing a database for multi-user setups is strongly recommended.
Configure SAP Solution Manager Integration
Since items must be checked in and out, you must utilise a multi-user repository that is accessible to all SAP Solution Manager users. Using the integrated interface, Tricentis Test Automation for SAP can develop tests directly in SAP Solution Manager. All executions and logging are handled by Tricentis Test Automation for SAP and Test Cases produced in Tricentis Test Automation for SAP can be executed using SAP Solution Manager.
The existing ALM solutions SAP Solution Manager and SAP Cloud ALM will be integrated with Tricentis Test Automation for SAP via their open interfaces. Since Test Management is a feature of the ALM systems, Tricentis Test Automation for SAP can be used for test planning and preparation, test orchestration and reporting, manual testing, defect management, and exploratory testing. By concentrating on their particular strengths, the technologies complement each other perfectly: SAP’s ALM platforms for test management and Tricentis for automated test execution. As the overarching orchestrator of the application lifecycle, SAP’s ALM platforms remain in command.
Tricentis allows you to automate SAP tests without having to wait for a solid SAP environment, unlike other automated testing solutions. Model-based test automation is used by Tricentis and is designed for usage with quickly changing software. So, no matter where you are on your SAP journey, you can start reaping the benefits of automation right now and carry them with you as you progress.