Test Drive

Welcome to Test Drive

Test Drive gives you the opportunity to experience Compuware Topaz without having to change anything in your enterprise environment.

Using Topaz in our cloud-based Test Drive environment, you’ll:

  • Visualize and understand data relationships
  • Edit and debug source code
  • Generate automated tests
  • Build, test and deploy code
  • Drive Continuous Integration within a DevOps pipeline

First Things First

  1. You should have received a welcome email from Compuware Customer Solutions Director Keith Sisson that includes access to Test Drive, which will remain active for seven days from the email date. This email will also include your mainframe ID and password. If you have any issues accessing Test Drive or to extend your experience, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
  2. Before you start your Test Drive experience, you must first build your Eclipse-based Topaz Workbench environment by completing the activities in this script: Build Your Environment with Host Explorer and JES Explorer. If you are already familiar with Eclipse, jump to the “Host Connections” section to get started.

Please refer to the Test Drive FAQ before you proceed with your Test Drive experience.

Start Your Test Drive

Choose from any of the scripts below to understand how Compuware development and testing tools help you manage the application development lifecycle.

File and Data Management

Use Topaz for Enterprise Data and the File-AID Data Editor to understand data relationships and manage various file types.

Try it out

VSAM: Edit and manipulate VSAM data, compare files and visualize MVS relationships using powerful Topaz for Enterprise Data features.

IMS: Edit and manipulate IMS data and visualize IMS databases using Topaz for Enterprise Data Editor.

Relational Data: Edit and manipulate SQL Server, Oracle or Db2 data using Topaz for Enterprise Data Editor.

SQL Development: SPUFI-like ad-hoc tool to query and manipulate relational data

Fault Diagnosis

Use Abend-AID to help find the cause of program abends easily. Abend-AID provides tooling to assist the developer, saving time and money by pointing directly to the offending line(s) of code.

Try it out

Abend-AID for Batch – COBOL: Work with a sample Abend-AID for Batch report for an abending program written in COBOL

Abend-AID for Batch – Assembler: Work with a sample Abend-AID for Batch report for an abending program written in Assembler

Abend-AID for CICS – COBOL: Work with a sample Abend-AID for CICS report for an abending program written in COBOL

Abend-AID for CICS – PL/I: Work with a sample Abend-AID for CICS report for an abending program written in PL/I

Code Analysis and Debugging

Dynamically visualize applications with Topaz for Program Analysis and intelligently edit and debug source code.

See for yourself >

Automated Testing

Create reusable test scenarios and run them independently with data stubs, regardless of data accessibility.

Try it out

Unit Testing: Walk through a set of scenarios to learn how Compuware Total Test can be used to create unit tests by COBOL programmers to test specific routines in their programs.

Functional Test (COBOL): Leverage Topaz for Total Test to create tests for COBOL, Batch, CICS and CICS/Db2.

Functional Test (PL/I): Leverage Topaz for Total Test to execute a functional test of a batch PL/I program.

Try it

Source Code Management

Quickly build, test and deploy mainframe code.

Start now

Simple Change:  Changing a REXX program – checkout, change and promote to Production

Change a program:  Checkout, change with content assist, generate and promote a program to production

Manage Compile errors:  Showcases the Compare functionality

Impact Analysis:  Change 2 copybooks and use Impact Analysis to understand what other components need to be reviewed for potential impacts

ISPW Worklist:  Understand the level of information available in the ISPW Worklist about components, changes made, etc.

Emergency Change: Resolve differences between an emergency production fix and maintenance.

Deployment and Fallback:  Implement a change in production and then fall back to the previous version.


Create an automated workflow within a DevOps pipeline.

Try it out

Jenkins, XebiaLabs:  See how the workflow integrates with Jenkin and XebiaLabs.

Sonar Lint:    Analyze source code in an ISPW Project using SonarLint

Service Now:  Check out this video that leverages the DevOps Pipeline with ServiceNow.

ASG PRO/JCL: Check out this video that shows how Topaz Workbench integrates with ASG PRO/JCL

Learn more about Test Drive in this short video.

Test Driive FAQs

Compuware Test Drive FAQs

How do I access Test Drive, and where do I find my username and password?

You should have received an email from Customer Solutions Director Keith Sisson with a link to access Test Drive and your credentials. Can’t find the email? No problem. Contact Compuware Customer Solutions, and we’ll be happy to help.

Who do I contact if I have questions or problems with my Test Drive experience?

Contact Compuware Customer Solutions, and we’ll be happy to help.

How do I extend my Test Drive Experience?

Access to Test Drive is limited to seven days. If you would like to extend your experience, please contact your Compuware Account Team. Please note that your previous session data will remain available.

I love Topaz! What do I do next?

We’re excited to hear that! Please contact your Compuware Account Team to discuss deployment strategies.

What are the prerequisites for using Test Drive?

You need an HTML5-compatible browser to support Test Drive. You can test your browser by going to html5test.com. The HTML5 checker will let you know if your browser is compatible. If you are not compatible, you will need to load an HTML5-compatible browser.

If your browser is HTML5-compatible and you still cannot access Test Drive, please open a case with Compuware Customer Support.

Why is my Topaz on AWS session taking time to initialize the first time I launch my session?

Topaz on AWS uses “On Demand” fleet for cost optimization. You may wait up to three minutes for session availability before being prompted by the Topaz Workbench welcome message. Please follow the prompts on your screen until you are welcomed by Topaz Workbench.

How do I change the screen resolution on the streaming window?

There are resolution settings that you can adjust, but they are meant for horizontal setups. This is controlled and shipped with the AppStream product, and we do not have access to this source.

How do I switch Topaz on AWS session to full-screen mode?

To enter full-screen mode, click on the Enter full screen mode toolbar icon in the top navigation. You can press <esc> to switch back to normal mode.

Full Screen view

NoteIn full-screen mode, the Launch App and Exit Session toolbar icons are disabled. In order to enable them, you need to exit full-screen mode.

Full screen view

How do I recover from intermittent screen painting issues?

Since Topaz on AWS is a streaming environment, due to screen resolution mis-match, you may encounter screen painting issue.  The quickest way to recover is to re-size the Topaz application window(s) to force a re-paint.

Is my work/progress saved when I log out?

Yes, your progress is saved throughout the time you have access to Test Drive.

Will I be able to upload/download my own data and programs to/from the test system?

No, uploading and downloading your own data and programs is not currently an option.