With the new update of the SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP12, SAP has introduced a new feature – the Test Suite archiving. It enables the archiving and destruction of Test Plans, Test Packages and Test Sequences with objects SMT_TPLN, SMT_TPCK and SMT_TFLW.
In this article, we will compare the functions of the new Solman with our Cross-Archiver Test-Management.
Archiving in SAP Solution Manager SP12
Solmans’ archiving prerequisites
to archive test sequences of a test plan, all of its test packages must have been archived
to archive a test plan, all of its test sequences and test packages need to have been archived
to archive a test plan, its release status needs to be one that is marked as final in the test plan release status profile customizing
Archiving with our Solution – Cross-Archiver Test Management
The Cross-Archiver Test Management allows you to manage and archive test plans from your SAP Solution Manager.
Functions of the Cross-Archiver Test Management
Enables to delete outdated test plans in the SAP system
Allows you to save resources, such as the system’s storage capacity
Stores test documents locally and downloads them to external storage media
All files available as readable PDF files
Comparison SAP Test Suite archiving vs. Cross-Archiver Test Management
Test Suite archiving in Solman SP12
TPLN, TPCK and TFLW are archived separately
Attachments, Test Notes and Test Results are not archived
Archived elements are stored in the system
Result as table
Cross-Archiver Test Management
Test Elements are archived all at once
Information and Files of Attachments, Test Notes and Test Results are archived
Archived elements are given as PDF file
Results easily understandable
With the new Solman version, SAP for the first time introduced an option to archive test plans. However, there are some important functions missing. Especially, the possibility of storing test plans, files & attachments has not been implemented. Moreover, SAP provides a solution in which the test results get stored in a table with keys, which makes it hard to read and keep track.
Our Cross-Archiver Test Management allows to store all information, attachment files and test results in a readable & indexable PDF file without the usage of non-understandable table keys or Ids.