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Rational Functional Tester Fix Pack 1 ( for 8.3

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IBM Rational Functional Tester has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.3 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.
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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 8.3

Installation Manager 1.6

For information about hardware and software requirements for Rational Functional Tester, version 8.3.0,1 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 Supplement for supported platforms.

Installation Instructions

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

  • Using IBM Installation Manager

    If IBM Rational Functional Tester, Version 8.3 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\rft8301.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 8.3. 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

The following defects were not resolved in this release.

PM77402 When multiple JREs are installed, Rational Functional Tester uses the latest JRE version even if the version is not enabled.
PM77957 Properties verification points do not show all the children in Microsoft Windows or .NET domains.
PM76201 The TextNode is enumerated differently in Rational Functional Tester version 8.2.2.
PM77401 The getDomains() method does not return the correct domain with manual and automatic enablement of environments.
PM77594 It is not possible to open datapools on Japanese versions of Rational Functional Tester Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Integration.
PM74996 Incorrect menu options are mentioned in browser enablement tests when enablement fails.
PM77056 The XML playback result log filters do not work.
PM77064 Rational Functional Tester fails to find the browser window when the Thunderbird client is open.
PM79180 Playback fails in Mozilla Firefox 10.0 browsers for controls inside iFrames.

Change history

Version includes these features and enhancements:

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Rational Functional Tester 19-Dec-12 English 1613309952 FC

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Document information

More support for: Rational Functional Tester

Software version:

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4034096

Modified date: 19 December 2012

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