ABAP Test Cockpit

With SAP often responsible for critical business processes, bugs and errors can pose costly risk to the company. In addition, migrating highly complex custom code, developed over decades, into SAP S/4HANA poses significant challenges.

Hence, quality assurance of ABAP code is vital. ABAP Test Cockpit started out as SAP’s quality assurance tool for its own internal development. Eventually, it has been made available to clients as well.

Enabling High-quality Rapid Testing

The ABAP Test Cockpit is a toolset that runs quality checks and ABAP unit tests for ABAP code. The ABAP Test Cockpit is integrated in the ABAP development tools for Eclipse and in ABAP development workbench that can be accessed by developers and quality assurance. ABAP Test Cockpit is also integrated into the SAP Solution Manager (CCLM, CHARM) to allow reporting from across SAP systems.

ABAP Test Cockpit

With SAP often responsible for critical business processes, bugs and errors can pose costly risk to the company. In addition, migrating highly complex custom code, developed over decades, into SAP S/4HANA poses significant challenges.

Hence, quality assurance of ABAP code is vital. ABAP Test Cockpit started out as SAP’s quality assurance tool for its own internal development. Eventually, it has been made available to clients as well.

Enabling High-quality Rapid Testing

The ABAP Test Cockpit is a toolset that runs quality checks and ABAP unit tests for ABAP code. The ABAP Test Cockpit is integrated in the ABAP development tools for Eclipse and in ABAP development workbench that can be accessed by developers and quality assurance. ABAP Test Cockpit is also integrated into the SAP Solution Manager (CCLM, CHARM) to allow reporting from across SAP systems.

SAP enables ABAP Test Cockpit to make quality checking in ABAP easier and more efficient than ever before through these ways:

  1. ABAP Test Cockpit is integrated directly into all ABAP development transactions. It’s easy to check a program or the entire contents of a package. It can also be set up to check the contents of transport requests automatically at the release of a request.
  2. ABAP Test Cockpit also streamlines quality checks for ABAP code. The results of the quality checks are presented for easy analysis and follow up.
  3. The ABAP Test Cockpit’s Results Browser makes it easy to keep track of the results from manual or automated results from the quality check process.
  4. ABAP Test Cockpit can be used at various levels: for individual or team or central quality checks. Quality experts can run large-scale central checks on new code or updated code. These checks can then be cascaded to other development systems to reuse the checking process and streamline across the company.

Further technical details of the ABAP Test Cockpit can be found in the article Know Every Aspect of the ABAP Test Cockpit.

Exploit SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP During SAP S/4HANATransition 

ABAP Test Cockpit is standard-delivered with SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP. According to SAP SE’s Vice President of Product Management ABAP Platform, Karl Kessler, it “significantly simplifies the code testing required during development by integrating various individual checks and tests, such as Code Inspector checks, into a single tool. During an SAP S/4HANA adaptation project, Kessler explains two key uses for the tool.

  1. Create an overall worklist for the project by running broad-based checks on your code.
  2. With the results of these checks as a guide, you can use the tool to check and adapt individual programs.

Read more about the stages of this process here: Technical Guide: Using ABAP Test Cockpit for SAP S/4HANA Transition.

ABAP Test Cockpit has a crucial role to save time, costs, and risk, and ensure smooth deployments and migration to SAP S/4HANA.

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