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    How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    How to test CICS, MainFrame applications? What are all the things to be taken care of when testing?

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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    There are no testing tools to test such applications.

    They can be tested only manually. All the manual testing techniques need to be followed.

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
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    we can do an automation testing for mainframe by using qtp..
    This will be OR dependent.....we can hardly do a descriptive programming through QTP..

    we need a terminal emulator addins for QTP unless it can not idenfy the objects..screens.......


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    u need to add all the abjects reqd...to OR..
    no recording funda here...
    rest all the same...enhanse the script...run...


    happy coding...
    let me know if u have any problem regarding this.


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    Hello Everyone,

    I too need answer for this question. Could anyone tell us how to test mainframe application. What do we want to know for testing mainframe application.

    Thanks


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    check out this

    ASG-SmartTest™/CICS for Testing and Debugging in CICS
    SmartTest/CICS is the CICS environment interactive tester and debugger for ASG's Existing Systems Workbench® (ESW®), an integrated life-cycle solution for managing existing systems.

    SmartTest for CICS uses the Analytical Engine™ to populate the Application Knowledge Repository™ (AKR) to provide source-level debugging for COBOL, Assembler, and PL/I applications programs in the CICS environment.

    SmartTest for CICS provides the tool to quickly set up, execute, and log an application test session.

    Features at a Glance


    Provides for testing CICS transactions started from the Internet

    Controls tests with the Test Session Dash Board

    Provides a COBOL and PL/I intelligent find facility

    Manages intelligent test break-points

    Features environment-sensitive, test setup wizards

    Expedites application maintenance processes

    Provides an intelligent interactive testing and debugging environment to quickly identify problems

    Provides an option that logs the test session for historical record


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    Thanks, but i think debugging is for white box tester, what about for blackbox tester


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    Hi,

    Mainframe tester have the knowledge of testing , and mainframes knowledge is an additional advantage.Because you are going to test the mainframe application.

    You need to know the navigations, job monitoring and checking the status of the jobs.

    The testing process would be the same like other web based applications...

    If you have any quireis pls let me know.........


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    Hi,

    To test Mainframes CICS ( Black Box) there are tools.

    1) Hiper station - Mainly used for Regression testing of CICS

    2) Strobe ( Performance Testing)

    3) Omegamon ( Performance Testing)

    4) QTP


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    You can use EXPIDITOR.


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    Quote Originally Posted by sai123456 View Post
    Hi,

    Mainframe tester have the knowledge of testing , and mainframes knowledge is an additional advantage.Because you are going to test the mainframe application.

    You need to know the navigations, job monitoring and checking the status of the jobs.

    The testing process would be the same like other web based applications...

    If you have any quireis pls let me know.........


    Hi,

    can you please give me more inputs about Mainframe testing. What is the procedure for Mainframe testing????


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    Hello, This is Ramesh Moorthy, I Hav little Knowledge in software side. Is it easy to learn the mainframes testing..


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    A task executes the functions of the TP; each CICS TP performs its functions by employing a task. A CICS TP will use one task or multiple tasks to perform its functions. on every occasion a TP is invoked, CICS starts the tasks needed to perform its functions. CICS may be a multitasking surroundings, which implies that over one task will, and infrequently is, running at identical time.


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    do we have any other tools other than qtp to automate mainframe application ?


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    do we have any other tools other than qtp to automate CICS screen ?


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    do we have any other tools other than qtp to automate CICS ?


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    Hi All,

    As far as I know Hiperstation is one of the tool used for record and play CICS screen. I have got KT on that also, but i am unable to navigate to different options available in Hiperstation. It is showing some "SITE PROFILE MISSING" error. Don't know how to resolve it. If anyone have any idea please revert back.

    On Hiperstation, this is what i have got in KT -
    Suppose you need to create 100 accounts for a particular customer to test for a particular scenario. Creating one account for one customer manually takes lots of time since user has to follow lots of procedure to get that account created. So, From Hiperstation user can record steps for creation of one account and then run the recorded scripts again to create another account. There must be some adjustment done in the recorded scripts to get all 100 unique accounts.
    This is what i got. And I wanted to try it by myself but as said earlier i am facing that stupid error and my help desk is unable to resolve it.
    Please write to me if you have any comment on it. Thanks a lot!
    Pankaj


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    Re: How to test CICS, MainFrame applications?

    Mainframe Testing is similar to client-server applications testing, but you have to know how to operate basic TSO and ISPF commands and menus, view mainframe files, look at and use SDSF or other output tool, log on CICS and transactions, use FTP or another transfer protocol, submit the batch job - it's for QA testing of mainframe applications. check this link - bit.ly/1UvtLp5


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