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Understanding PeopleSoft Test Framework

PTF automates various tasks within the PeopleSoft application, primarily functional testing. Automating functional testing enables testers to execute more tests with greater accuracy during a shorter time.

PTF works by replicating the actions of a single user executing functional tests against the PeopleSoft browser-based application. Users can record manual test procedures and save them within the framework. Later (perhaps after an application upgrade or patch), those tests can be executed against the application to verify whether the application still behaves as expected. This method for capturing and executing tests is often called the record and playback approach to automation.

Test assets (tests and test cases) are stored in a database as Application Designer objects. As a result, test assets are PeopleTools-managed objects, which can be managed along with other PeopleTools-managed objects through PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management.

PTF includes a number of features not available in other commercially available record and playback automation tools, including:

You should be aware that PTF is not designed to: