Rational Functional Tester Fix Pack 1 (8.5.1.1) for 8.5.1

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Abstract

IBM Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1.1 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.5.1 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

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.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions 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.

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.

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 the 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.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites include:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.7 or above.

Installation Instructions

Install Rational Functional Tester version 8.5.1.1 as an upgrade from 8.5.1 or directly from 8.5. For information about upgrading Rational Functional Tester to version 8.5.1.1, review Updating Rational Functional Tester.

Additional considerations:

Accessing Help

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:

1. Start Rational Functional Tester.
2. Click Window and then click Preferences.
3. In the Preferences dialog box, expand Help in the left panel, and then click Content.
4. In the Content page, select the RFT 8.5 Infocenter row and then click Enable.
5. Click Apply and then click OK.
6. Restart Rational Functional Tester, and view the help.

Installing Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1.1 .NET 2010 help

If you have installed Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1.1 with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET Integration, you must install Rational Functional Tester Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET help manually.

1. Open Rational Functional Tester, click Help and then click Manage Help Settings.
This opens the Visual Studio Help Library Manager.
2. Select the Install content from disk option.
3. Click Browse and select the helpcontentsetup.msha file that is available by default in the Rational Functional Tester installation directory\IBM\SDP\FunctionalTester\vsnet\MSDNHelp\VS2010 directory. The help manifest files for other translations are found within the locale folders available in the VS2010 directory. Click Next.
4. Select RFT and click Add. The Update button is enabled.
5. 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.

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Rational Functional Tester Installation Guide English 9934
Rational Functional Tester Release Notes English 26477

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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.


How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results

Definitions

Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

Notes:
  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known issues to report.

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

The following defects were not resolved in this release:

Review the following list of open defects.

APAR Description
PM99726 waitForExistence() fails in Firefox and Chrome.
PI07323 SetText fails in ProtectedMode.
PI08035 Unable to recognize controls from 64-bit windows application.
PI07493 Visual Studio Integration: Package Load failure error while creating/opening an RFT project.
PI06052 WPF ListVIew : Recorder throws wrapped exception while clicking the scroll bar in WPF list view.
PM91085 Unable to save recorded scripts through the File Download pop-up.
PI06666 Clicking the drop-down list does not trigger dynamic loading processes of the following cascaded list boxes.
PI05772 TestObject Inspector does not recognize the controls properly after scrolling down the page.
PI08173 Java process associated with the script playback crashes due to SpyHeap overflow during long runs.
PI05745 Executing Test Scripts: RFT log path with a trailing backslash results in incorrect formatting of the HTML logs.

Change history

What's new

Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1.1 includes the following features and enhancements:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate support: Rational Functional Tester supports integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate.
  • JRE 1.7 Update 45 support: Rational Functional Tester supports JRE 1.7 Update 45.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
Rational Functional Tester 8.5.1.1 17 Dec 2013 English 1446224400 FC

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  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
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Problems (APARS) fixed
PI06051, PM95632, PM92998, PI07501, PI06060, PM98549, PI07485, PI07003, PM93276, PI07030, PI05209, PM94364, PM96366, PM91358, PI06223, PI05880, PI05649

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Rational Functional Tester
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Software version:

8.5.1.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

4036711

Modified date:

2013-12-17

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