IBM Rational Functional Tester 188.8.131.52 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.5.1 including all predecessor fix packs.
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.
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.
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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.
Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.7 or above.
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 184.108.40.206 .NET 2010 help
If you have installed Rational Functional Tester 220.127.116.11 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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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.
How critical is this fix?
This is a maintenance release. It contains 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.
|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.|
Rational Functional Tester 18.104.22.168 includes the following features and enhancements:
Click the link in the Download Options column:
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What is Fix Central (FC)?
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Problems (APARS) fixed