IBM Rational Functional Tester V6.1 — Increase tester productivity

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-270
November 2, 2004

 

 ENUS204-270.PDF (23KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information  
 
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(Corrected on December 10, 2004)

Media pack information corrected in the Packaging section. New media pack BT01QML added to the Ordering information section.
 

 
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Overview

Rational® Functional Tester V6.1 introduces new support for test authoring and modification within the Microsoft™ Visual Studio .NET IDE using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET as the test script language.

Formerly known as IBM Rational Functional Tester for Java™ and Web, Rational Functional Tester is an advanced, automated functional and regression testing tool for testers and GUI developers who need superior control for testing Java, VS.NET, and Web-based applications. New features extend technology support, simplify tool adoption, and increase tester productivity.

A significant new capability is support for test authoring and modification within the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET IDE using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET as the test script language. Combined with existing support for Java-based test scripts hosted within an Eclipse-based editor, Rational Functional Tester offers a choice of mainstream test development environments. This power and flexibility is crucial for any test team looking to achieve more with their tests than record-and-playback activities.

In parallel with support for recording and editing tests within Visual Studio .NET is brand new support for testing Visual Studio.NET WinForm and WebForm applications. Teams working in mixed Java, Web, and .NET technology environments can now standardize on Rational Functional Tester for their test automation efforts. Additional support for testing 3270 and 5250 terminal-based applications is available using the Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications (sold separately).

To improve ease of use and productivity, a variety to test maintenance and customization activities have been automated. Capabilities include:

  • Data-driven test wizards to automatically flag values entered by the user and returned by the application under test in preparation for data-driven testing in which constants are replaced with variable values during test execution. Such testing can be used to more accurately reflect true user environments.
  • Spreadsheet-like datapool editor to reduce the time spent defining values and value ranges accessed during data-driven testing.
  • Improved object map refactoring features such as filtering and global search and replace to simplify the inevitable map updates used to account for changes in the user interfaces of applications under test.

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • December 3, 2004 (electronic software delivery)
  • January 7, 2005 (media and documentation)

 
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Description

With Rational Functional Tester, testers and UI developers can focus on validating the proper implementation of system functional and visual requirements without having to concern themselves with application complexity or tool functionality.

For more information on IBM Rational products, visit

For information about the Passport Advantage® program, visit:


 
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 204-269 , dated November 2, 2004.

Trademarks

 
Rational and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS)

PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded from the Publications Center.

The PNS site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Rational® Functional Tester

  • Processor: Pentium™ II 300 MHz, or higher
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM, 512 recommended
  • Hard disk space: 800 MB, 1 GB recommended

Software requirements

Rational Functional Tester

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 (Service Pack 2 or greater)
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows 98 and ME (playback only)
  • Windows NT™ 4.0 (Service Pack 6/6a or greater)
  • Red Hat Linux™ 7.0 and 8.0 (playback only)

Planning information

Installability: Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging

Rational Functional Tester V6.1.0 MultiPlatform Multilingual Media Pack

  • Two sheets
  • Two CDs

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed                 Product             Product
function title           group               category
 
Rational                 Automated           Rational
 Functional              Software             Functional
 Tester                   Quality             Tester

Rational Functional Tester is a user product with two charge units: Authorized User and Floating User.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Rational Functional Tester V6.1

                                   Part
Description                        number
 
RATL FUNCTIONAL TESTER AUTHUSR     D53VNLL
 FROM COMPETITIVE TRDUP LIC+SW
 MAINT 12 MO
RATL FUNCTIONAL TESTER FLTUSR      D53VPLL
 FROM COMPETITIVE TRDUP LIC+SW
 MAINT 12 MO
RATL FUNCTESTFLTUSR FROM RATL      D53QTLL
 FUNCTEST ATHUS TRDUP LIC+SW
 MAINT 12 MO
RATL FUNCTIONAL TESTER             D53NFLL
 AUTHORIZED USER LIC+SW MAINT
 12 MO
Ratl FTstr Floating User License   D530BLL
 & SW Maintenance 12 Mo
RATL FUNCTIONAL TESTER             E0197LL
 AUTHORIZED USER ANNUAL SW MAINT
 RNWL
Ratl FTstr Floating User SW        E012DLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
RATL FUNCTIONAL TESTER             D53NGLL
 AUTHORIZED USER SW MAINT
 REINSTATE 12 MO
Ratl FTstr Floating User SW        D530CLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12
 
Passport Advantage supply
 
Media Pack English U.S.,           BT01QML
 German, French, Italian, Spanish,
 Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese,
 Korean, Traditional Chinese,
 Simplified Chinese --
 Windows 2000, Windows XP, Solaris (Sun
 Microsystems), Windows NT, AIX(R)
 V5.x CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO
 9660 Standard V6.1.0

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled
maintenance
offerings                Media packs                        Part
description              description                        number
 
Rational                 Rational Functional                BT01QML
 Functional               Tester English U.S.,
 Tester                   German, French, Italian,
 Floating                 Spanish, Brazilian
 User                     Portuguese, Japanese,
                          Korean, Traditional
                          Chinese, Simplified
                          Chinese --
                          Windows 2000, Windows
                          XP, Solaris (Sun
                          Microsystems),
                          Windows NT, AIX V5.x
                          CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                          ISO 9660 Standard
 
Entitled
maintenance
offerings                Media packs                        Part
description              description                        number
 
Rational                 Rational Functional                BT01QML
 Functional               Tester English U.S.,
 Authorized               German, French, Italian,
 User                     Spanish, Brazilian
                          Portuguese, Japanese,
                          Korean, Traditional
                          Chinese, Simplified
                          Chinese --
                          Windows 2000, Windows
                          XP, Solaris (Sun
                          Microsystems),
                          Windows NT, AIX V5.x
                          CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                          ISO 9660 Standard

 
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Terms and conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License information form numbers

                         Program        Form
Program name             number         number
 
Rational Functional      5724-G25       L-TPAD-642Q4M
 Tester

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: Yes

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Software maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option that is available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site

iSeries™ software subscription applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Rational, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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