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Rational Functional Tester Fix Pack 1 ( for 8.2.2

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IBM Rational Functional Tester has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.2.2 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.
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Document Description
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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.


Rational Functional Tester 8.2.2

For information about hardware and software requirements for Rational Functional Tester, version 8.2.2,1 see Installation requirements.

If you are installing or upgrading Rational Functional Tester on Microsoft Windows, to use the .NET Scripting feature, you must copy msvcp71.dll into the System32 directory (C:\Windows\System32), if it is not already available. You can copy the msvcp71.dll file from any other Windows operating system such as Windows XP or download it from Internet.

Before you update Rational Functional Tester, close the Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio IDEs, as well as any open Web browsers, and all other applications that are enabled by Functional Tester.

Note: For details on the list of supported platforms on which IBM Rational Functional Tester can be installed, see List of supported platforms.

Installation Instructions

Installing Rational Functional Tester, Version

You can install Rational Functional Tester, Version in two ways:

  • Using IBM Installation Manager
If IBM Rational Functional Tester, Version 8.2 is already installed on your computer, you can install this update using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.

  • Local upgrade of an existing installation
    1. Download the Rational Functional Tester 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\rft8221.update.disk1\disk1\.

    4. Use the Update Packages wizard of the Installation Manager to proceed with the update.

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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 Functional Tester 8.2.2. 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

For a list of known problems, see the Known limitations and workarounds section in IBM Rational Functional Tester version Release Notes in the Rational Functional Tester Information Center.

Change history

Rational Functional Tester includes defect fixes to previous versions, in addition to specific fixes for some of the limitations seen in features that were made available in version 8.2.2, such as

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Rational Functional Tester 7 Aug 2012 English 1503238554 FC

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Document information

More support for: Rational Functional Tester

Software version:

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4033175

Modified date: 06 August 2012

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