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Welcome to Test Drive

Test Drive gives you the opportunity to experience BMC 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 BMC Value & Solutions Engineering Director Tim Ceradsky 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: Getting 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 BMC Compuware development and testing tools help you manage the application development lifecycle.

Enterprise Data Management

Use BMC Compuware Topaz for Enterprise Data and the BMC Compuware 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 BMC Compuware Topaz for Enterprise Data features.

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

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

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

    Use BMC Compuware Topaz for Enterprise Data to disguise production data when moving it to a Test or Development environment.

    Disguise Rules: Create a data privacy project and disguise rules to protect sensitive data such as names, SSNs, phone numbers, birthdates, emails, and more.

    Composite Rules: Create a Composite Rule to handle First and Last Names combined into one field or column and execute the disguise rules against a table.

    You may choose between the following to extract the data from either a SQL Server database or from z/OS Db2.

    Related Extract with Disguise for z/OS Db2: Extract related data from multiple tables and apply disguise rules to protect sensitive data during the process.

    Related Extract with Disguise for Distributed Data: Extract related data from multiple tables and apply disguise rules to protect sensitive data during the process.

Fault Diagnosis

Use BMC Compuware 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.

Code Analysis and Debugging

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

Source Code Editing and Analysis

Batch Interactive Debugging Scenario: Experience the process of using Xpediter to debug a S0C7.

Automated Testing

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

  • Try it out

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

    Unit Test (CICS): This tutorial will introduce you to BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test for rapid creation of COBOL CICS unit test cases.

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

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

Source Code Management

Quickly build, test and deploy mainframe code.

Application Performance Management

Deliver efficient and responsive applications throughout the life of the application using BMC Compuware Strobe and iStrobe.

Learn more


Create an automated workflow within a DevOps pipeline.

  • Try it out

    Jenkins, Digital.ai: See how the workflow integrates with Jenkins and Digital.ai (formerly XebiaLabs)

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

BMC Compuware Test Drive FAQs

  • 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.

  • What are the prerequisites for using TD?

    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.

  • How do I change the screenshot resolution?

    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.

    Screen Resolution Screenshot
  • 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.

    Switch Topaz on AWS session full screen mode

    Note: In 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.

    Switch Topaz on AWS session exist full screen mode