Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1
IBM Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
The Change history 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.
The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
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.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.
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.
Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.7.
Click the link to the Install instructions provided below.
For information about new installations of Rational Functional Tester, version 8.5.1, review Installing Rational Functional Tester.
For information about updating Rational Functional Tester to version 8.5.1, review Updating Rational Functional Tester.
Rational Functional Tester help is included with the product. You can also connect to the ibm.com site and access the information center help. See Accessing help in Rational Functional Tester versions 8.2.2 and later in the Rational Functional Tester Information Center.
Note: It is recommended that you access information center help from the ibm.com website. After installing Rational Functional Tester version 8.5.1 or later, complete the following steps:
- Start Rational Functional Tester.
- Click Window and then click Preferences.
- In the Preferences dialog box, expand Help in the left panel, and then click Content.
- In the Content page, select the RFT 8.5 Infocenter row and then click Enable.
- Click Apply and then click OK.
- Restart Rational Functional Tester, and view the help.
Installing Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1 .NET 2010 help
If you have installed Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1 with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET Integration, you must install Rational Functional Tester Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET help manually.
- Open Rational Functional Tester, click Help and then click Manage Help Settings.
This opens the Visual Studio Help Library Manager.
- Select the Install content from disk option.
- Click Browse and select the
helpcontentsetup.mshafile that is available by default in the
Rational Functional Tester installation directory\IBM\SDP\FunctionalTester\vsnet\MSDNHelp\VS2010directory. The help manifest files for other translations are found within the locale folders available in the
VS2010directory. Click Next.
- Select RFT and click Add. The Update button is enabled.
- Click Update. You are prompted to confirm the installation. Click Yes. The Rational Functional Tester .NET help is installed as local help for Visual Studio 2010.
Note: To view the Rational Functional Tester .NET Scripting help in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE, you must enable the local help option in the Help Library Manager.
Tip: To view the complete table of contents of the installed local help in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE, install the Visual Studio Help Keyword Index plug-in that is available from the Microsoft website. Alternatively, you can upgrade to Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 to view help in the Microsoft Help Viewer.
|Rational Functional Tester Installation Guide||English||9934|
|Rational Functional Tester Release Notes||English||26477|
Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.
IBM Software Group OEM offerings are designed for partners who develop and sell business solutions with embedded or bundled IBM middleware software. Clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners must sign in to download the software package.
Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system.
How critical is this fix?
This is a service release of Rational Functional Tester 8.5. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
There are no known issues to report.
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
Review the following list of open defects.
|PM91085||Unable to save recorded scripts from the Internet Explorer 9 download popup|
|PM91358||Firefox does not provide an option to capture the grid value using 'Table Contents with Child Items'|
|PM92998||Dojo Tree recording adds the leaf node twice in the click AtPath|
|PM93276||RFT is unable to highlight/playback actions on the Open Dialog Window in the AppScan application|
|PM94364||RFT 188.8.131.52 and 8.5 cannot find the Dojo grid when the ".dojoclass" property is included|
|PM95632||In Siebel, RFT records the actions twice|
|PM96366||In Silverlight, the script using find() method does not support playback|
|PM98549||Multiple issues with Script find on Chrome|
|PI05209||Playback Log: Result Steps displayed in the XML report are out of order|
|PI05772||IE9: TestObject Inspector is unable to recognize the controls after scrolling down the page|
|PI06051||Unable to save data: After deleting the row(s), the data grid in the DataVP is taken on the HTML table.|
|PI06052||Recorder throws wrapped exception while clicking on the scroll bar in WPF list view.|
|PI06060||Unable to drill down controls inside iframe when another iframe has a pdf document embedded.|
|PI06223||IE10: UnSupportedAction Exception, NoScreenPointFound is thrown during playback.|
|PI05880||The Playback Monitor is started, but nothing gets executed.|
Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1 includes the following features and enhancements:
Click the link in the Download Options column:
|Download||RELEASE DATE||LANGUAGE||SIZE(Bytes)||Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
|Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1||19 Nov 2013||English||1462158276||FC|
IBM Rational Software Support Communities
Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:
Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:
If you have helpful information to diagnose or identify the problem on your system, you can provide this data by following the instructions to exchange information with IBM Technical Support.
Problems (APARS) fixed
Translate this page: