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Running a script playback from RFT results in a blank textbox

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to playback the recorded script from IBM Rational Functional Tester results in a blank textbox on the application under test


During playback setText() and inputchars() when used for a textbox, fails to input characters into the textbox.

Example code:

<<object>>.setText() and <<object>>.inputchars()


This issue was identified as a product defect under RFT v8.3

Resolving the problem


Use the below sample code instead of using

<<object>>.setText() or <<object>>.inputchars():


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Sample Code

public void testMain(Object[] args)
       for(int i = 0; i < 4; i++)

Document information

More support for: Rational Functional Tester

Software version: 8.3,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1636402

Modified date: 2015-08-13