Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations – Regression Suite Automation

You may have heard Microsoft wants all their customers to be on the same base version of the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations application (dubbed One Version).  Part of this plan is to provide monthly releases, including new product features and Platform and Application fixes/updates.

One of the barriers for typical ERP customers staying up-to-date on the latest version of the software and fixes, is the need to do extensive testing, ensuring issues are not introduced into the Production environment. This is a key deliverable from Microsoft to automate monthly update in line with Microsoft “Evergreen” ERP vision and continuous updates strategy.

Microsoft has not only tried to diminish this burden but has attempted to eliminate it.  The Regression Suite Automation Tool (RSAT) allows customers to define what processes to include in automated testing, utilizing existing* Business Process Model (BPM) task recordings, to automatically validate processes performed in D365FO.

Regression Suite Automation Tool uses

The Regression Suite Automation Tool (RSAT) allows you to run it in a command line or in a browser view. It allows you to setup in Excel, the testing variables the tool will use, and even configure it to do chained test cases, so it uses the values/records from prior tests. Below is a collection of useful links.

*Existing BPM task recordings must already work for your business processes with your existing configuration/data.  See the links below for more details on creating task recordings for testing.

Video:

https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/67092?source=TechCommunity

User Manual:

https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/E/F/0EFA1032-EE5F-484E-A40A-7BF38561DE62/Regression_Tool_User_Manual_2018-09-28.pdf

Download:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57357

Related Links:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/fin-and-ops/get-started/one-version

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/using-task-guides-and-bpm-to-create-user-acceptance-tests

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/perf-test/perfsdk-tutorial

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/perf-test/continuous-build-test-automation

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