Rational Robot Fix Pack 9 (7.0.3.9) for 7.0.3

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Abstract

IBM Rational Robot 7.0.3.9 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 7.0.3 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

Rational Robot 7.0.3

This version of Rational Robot can only be installed on a computer with the same version or a compatible version of other Rational products. When you upgrade Rational Robot you must upgrade other Rational products on your computer to the same version or a compatible version. For more information, see
Rational Team Products - Versions 7.0.3 and 7.1.1.

If you are installing Rational Robot on Microsoft Windows Vista, you must configure certain security settings for using Rational Robot. For more information, refer to technote 1286101: Pre-requisites for recording Robot scripts on Microsoft Windows Vista .
Note: The security settings specified in this technote is also applicable to Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 platform.

Installation Instructions

Installing Rational Robot version 7.0.3.9
The following are the two common ways to install this update on an existing 7.0.3 product:

  • If IBM Rational Robot version 7.0.3 is already installed on your computer, you can install this update using the Update wizard in IBM Installation Manager. Ensure that the Search service repositories during installation and updates option is enabled in the Installation Manager Preferences page and Internet connection is available.
  • You can also download the fix pack and use it to install the fix pack locally.
    1. Download the Rational Robot version 7.0.3.9 fix pack from the location specified at the bottom of this page.
    2. Extract the files to a temporary directory. For example, extract the file to C:\temp
    3. In the IBM Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and add the temporary directory to the list of repositories, for example, C:\temp\7.0.3.9-RATL-RRBT-WIN-FP09.
    4. Use the Update wizard of the Installation Manager to proceed with the update.

  • If you are installing Rational Robot version 7.0.3, for the first time, then you can install this update when you install Rational Robot version 7.0.3. Click Check for Other Versions and Extensions in the Install page of the Installing Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager and continue with the installation.
  • For more information see Rational Robot.

    Known problems Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at
    http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/tester/robot/support/. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workaround or solutions to problems. The following links run customized queries of the live Support knowledge base:

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    The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.


    How critical is this fix?

    Impact Assessment
    Impact Description
    This release is a maintenance release of Rational Robot 7.0.3. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

    Problems solved

    Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

    Known side effects

    Rational Robot 7.0.3.9 does not support testing applications on the .Net domain on Microsoft Windows 7 (only). To resolve this problem, you must download and apply the fix on Rational Robot Version 7.0.3.9: Link to the fix

    Known problems in general are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base for Robot.

    As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

    The following links run customized queries of the live Support knowledge base:

    Change history

    Rational Robot Version 7.0.3.9 contains defect fixes to previous versions of Rational Robot as well as the following enhancement:

    • Rational Robot supports the Options feature of IBM Rational Quality Manager, through execution variables.

    To use the Rational Quality Manager Options feature in Rational Robot, copy the RQMOption.dll file from the <Rational Test>\<RQMAdapter>\<lib> directory to the <Robot Project Folder>\TestAssets\Scripts\dll directory.

    Use the sample Robot script NotepadOptionTest.rec available in the <Rational Test>\<RQMAdapter>\<lib> directory for information about using the Options feature in Rational Robot.


    To execute Rational Robot scripts through Rational Quality Manager, do these steps:

    1. Select Tools > GUI Playback Options from the Rational Robot menu.
    2. In the Log tab, clear the prompt before overwrite log check box.

    Note: The Options feature is supported only for Rational Robot scripts that are executed from Rational Quality Manager. The Options feature is not supported in stand-alone Rational Robot installations.

    Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
    Rational Robot 7.0.3.9 05 Apr 2012 English 120145358 FTP

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    http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/tester/robot/support/index.html


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    Problems (APARS) fixed
    PM53200, PM53659

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    Document information


    More support for:

    Rational Robot
    Installation

    Software version:

    7.0.3.9

    Operating system(s):

    Windows

    Reference #:

    4032159

    Modified date:

    2012-11-28

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