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Understanding "Coverage Analyzer"
By Tanveer Zahaque, YASH Technologies
Analyzer is a very powerful runtime analysis tool provided by SAP that enables
an ABAP developer to monitor processing blocks such as reports, subroutines,
function-modules and methods.
filtering system in Coverage Analyzer facilitates developer to enter the number
of calls separately according to periods, users and functional areas.
nut-shell; Coverage Analyzer is a function for monitoring the system-wide
execution of ABAP programs;
It enables the success
of test activities to be assessed for quality checks.
It also provides an
overview of the use of programs for development purposes.
can use this tool to trace programs for development purpose and Quality Manager
can use this tool to check system performance for quality assurance.
carry out a range of Administration Settings and the Monitoring Activity.
Moreover it helps get summarized information of number of program executions,
number of runtime errors, number of program resets. Fascinatingly, the results
can be formatted separately according to user-group; each user-group can contain
any number of users under one test key.
functions of Coverage Analyzer are classified into two;
exercise will help us easily understand Coverage Analyzer, rather simply going
to make use of Coverage Analyzer, user has to have an appropriate role. To check
up transaction SUIM (User Information System).
By Object and execute it (press F8).
the presence of authorization object S_COV_ADM in the system.
user authorization is checked to have absolute access to SCOV (Coverage
Analyzer) transaction; user can proceed further. If a role is not assigned
to a user, Basis consultant has to be consulted in this regards.
fact, a tip to be remembered is that Coverage Analyzer tool should be used on
weekends or in the evening, when all users and packages are on loose ends. Since
backup server collects data from all the servers including local and remote;
system needs all packages and users to be in the passive mode.
start up with a simple example to understand Coverage Analyzer in a better way:
1: Call up the
transaction SCOV or navigate through SAP Easy Access->SAP
Menu->Tools->ABAP Workbench->Test->SCOV (Coverage Analyzer).
Status of the system is shown on the right hand pane of the window;
Analyzer administration includes all of the functions required for carrying out
settings and checks.
and Display nodes are shown on the left pane of the window.
2: Before the
Coverage Analyzer being switched on, settings have to be maintained for backup
server and filters are to be set. Having not made settings for backup server, if
Coverage Analyzer is started, it simply throws out an information message to
maintain background server for data collection.
Administration settings are to be done before starting up the Coverage Analyzer.
Administration node, select Settings;
function is used to set the parameters for the Global and Detail views, and to
filter the programs to be checked via the package.
order to make settings, switch settings to Change Mode (Cntrl+F1).
to remember: A
program is regarded as tested if the following conditions are fulfilled;
Absolute Value >
Absolute Value >
Absolute Value =
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