Welcome to Release 12.1.3 of the Oracle Functional Testing Suite Advanced Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite – Channel Revenue Management Reference Guide.
This guide is meant for implementers and testers of Oracle E-Business Suite applications. The document can also be referenced by end users to get information about the test flows.
This guide assumes you have a working knowledge of the following:
The principles and customary practices of your business area.
Computer desktop application usage and terminology.
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This guide describes each flow thereby providing an insight about the purpose of the flow and the core setups required to execute the flow. These test flows are built using Oracle E-Business Suite of applications on Release 12.1.3 with a sample database, which is required to run these flows.
Oracle Flow Builder (OFB) is a keyword-driven testing application that business analysts and Quality Assurance engineers use to build business test automation flows. The test automation flows can be translated into executable OpenScript scripts. Technical QA engineers or IT users define or update components by making use of the keywords for Oracle E-Business Suite of applications. Functional QA engineers or business analysts then assemble the components together to define a business process, or "flow" and generate OpenScript scripts to automate testing of the application
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Oracle STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you never use SQL*Plus, Oracle Data Browser, database triggers, or any other tool to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data unless otherwise instructed.
Oracle provides powerful tools you can use to create, store, change, retrieve, and maintain information in an Oracle database. But if you use Oracle tools such as SQL*Plus to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data, you risk destroying the integrity of your data and you lose the ability to audit changes to your data.
Because Oracle E-Business Suite tables are interrelated, any change you make using an Oracle E-Business Suite form can update many tables at once. But when you modify Oracle E-Business Suite data using anything other than Oracle E-Business Suite, you may change a row in one table without making corresponding changes in related tables. If your tables get out of synchronization with each other, you risk retrieving erroneous information and you risk unpredictable results throughout Oracle E-Business Suite.
When you use Oracle E-Business Suite to modify your data, Oracle E-Business Suite automatically checks that your changes are valid. Oracle E-Business Suite also keeps track of who changes information. If you enter information into database tables using database tools, you may store invalid information. You also lose the ability to track who has changed your information because SQL*Plus and other database tools do not keep a record of changes.