Testing is important for your interfaces. For migration and bug fixes it is important to be able to perform regression tests.
The place you can create the best test data from is from your productive systems, where customers are creating orders with 100 lines with 10 different product types. It is not only from the clinical approach from a user test. You need both.
The bad thing about the production data is, it often contains confidential data. Social security number, payroll data or customer information. It can, therefore, lead to problems if you want to test with it. You may often have externals working on your systems and don’t give them access to confidential data.
We had to solve this problem with the new innovation. You simply select any of your SAP PI/CPI systems you have connected to and specify that they are confidential. Then all test cases created from that system will be marked as confidential. Then it will only be possible for users with the role IRTSensitivePayloadViewer, to view the original data. Otherwise, you can only see the scrambled version as seen in the image.
It is only possible to run the test on the system marked as secured. With secured systems is meant that it is systems is configured so users cannot view the payloads being processed. We are working on ways to block confidential messages only. It will be a component to filter out the messages and using the web dispatcher.
You can see a video about the testing functionality here.
Over the next patches, we will enable some more functionality like
- Blocking viewing messages of SAP PI, so you can view your normal test messages
- Testing SAP CPI with the same approach, where you have a lot of SuccessFactors integration
- Testing synchronize messages, where the Figaf Tool will work as a proxy to give the results back
This function is really useful for SAP PI/PO migrations where you just want to get a lot of messages from your productive system and let contractors handle the configuration. With this approach, they can test all interfaces.
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