|SAP CATT - Computer Aided Test
|Just sharing my experiences with CATT (although, I have not used this
feature in the last 2 years or so !).
Simply, any one in SAP can use this tool as long as you can access to the tcode. I used CATT atleast in 3 different SAP modules. Typically, in SAP projects, CATT execution is a favorite task for "technical" associates. When the technical resources are either not available immediately or their plate is full with other important tasks, functional associates can simply jump into this activity, since there is no coding or programming involved. This tool has been a great gift from SAP since I am a functional person and could not do coding ! I can remember at least 30 or 40 occassions where I used CATT to get this and that done.
Below find few examples:
Note: Upon execution of CATT, it is very possible that some records will fail, which have to be addressed manually. SAP really needs to further enhance this area of CATT because, there is no easy way of identifying the failed ones, it has to be done manually. One workaround is simply download the result into an Excel and using sort feature of Excel, identify the failed ones and deal with them manually.
With Compliment by: Ranga Rachapudi
CATT stands 4 Computer Aided Testing Tool
Although CATT is meant for as a testing tools, many SAP users have now use CATT frequently to upload vendors master data and make changes to other master record.
SAP Consultant and Abapers tends to used it for creating test data.
With CATT, you don't have to create any ABAP upload programs and this save on development time. However, you still have to spend time on data mapping into the spreadsheet format.
The transactions run without user interaction. You can check system messages and test database changes. All tests are logged.
What CATT does is record you performing the actual transaction once.
You then identify the fields that you wish to change in that view.
Then export this data to a spreadsheet to populate with the data required.
This is uploaded and executed saving you keying in the data manually.
To perform CATT, it has to be enabled in your production environment (your systems administrator should be able to do this - SCC4).
You will also need access to your development system to create the CATT script.
With Compliment by: Vijay
User Guide for Data Upload
The use of CATT is for bulk uploading of data. Although CATT is primarily a testing tool, it can be used for the mass upload of data. The way CATT works is like a real user actually inputting on the SAP screen. You prepare a set of data that are required to be input into the system and execute what you called a Test Case and CATT will do the boring task of keying for you.
The over-all procedure to upload data using CATT is as follows:
Details of each step are provided in the following paragraphs.
Creation of the CATT test case:
Creation of the test case is completed as follows:
Download the source file template
Download of source file template is conducted in two stages as follows:
Modify the source file
The downloaded source file template is now populated with the data that
is to be uploaded. This is completed as follows:
Upload data from the source file
Uploading the data is completed as follows:
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