Working with SAP eCATT

Silk Test Workbench integrates with the extended Computer Aided Test Tool (eCATT) from SAP to provide SAP users with full testing support for products based on HTML technology. This gives eCATT test script developers a central point of control for all HTML product based testing. Silk Test Workbench is capable of interacting and saving data to either an ANSI or Unicode database.

When using Silk Test Workbench within the eCATT user interface, Silk Test Workbench assets are retrieved and stored together with the eCATT tests in the SAP/R3 database. Testers have a central overview of their results: eCATT and Silk Test Workbench test results are merged and can be shown in the same view in eCATT.

Developers can create truly integrated test scenarios by passing parameters between eCATT and Silk Test Workbench. The integration also allows testers to use data from SAP test data containers in Silk Test Workbench. Best of all, testers with access to the same SAP system can share their tests.

In Silk Test Workbench, pass parameters between eCATT and Silk Test Workbench using script arguments.

Two communication types are used for the interface between Silk Test Workbench and eCATT. The communication types are COM and RFC. The Silk Test Workbench GUI in eCATT is done through COM. The RFC communication is used by Silk Test Workbench to save and load data to and from the SAP/R3 database. Data includes one or more Silk Test Workbench projects and all related Silk Test Workbench assets which are stored as large objects in the SAP/R3 database. These large objects are known as BLOBs.