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Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester 9.0.1

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Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester 9.0.1 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects..

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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.

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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.

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Prerequisites include:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.8.3 or later.

Installation Instructions

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How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a service release. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.


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

  • 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 regressions to report.

Problems solved

Defects resolved

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 known issues and open defects:

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for Rational Test Workbench on the IBM Support Portal page.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Known Limitations

  • The following actions are not supported in both Web UI recording and playback:
    • Controls inside frames are not supported for web browsers accessed from a computer
    • Shortcut keyboard keys
    • Scroll bar action in the web browser
    • Context menu action
    • Native browser dialog boxes
  • The following actions are not supported in Web UI recording, but you can add them manually in the test editor for a successful playback:

    • Back and Forward browser navigation action
    • Mouse hover action
    • The last action performed in a test field does not get recorded. You must enter the text manually when you edit the test.
    • Playback on dynamically loaded controls is not supported
  • Playback is not supported on a browser window that is launched with the showModalDialog API.
  • Sometimes the playback of a multiwindow test fails to execute on Internet Explorer. This limitation is observed primarily after you switch from the second window to the first and click a link in the first window.
  • Sometimes the playback on Internet Explorer shows an Internal Error. The Problem Determination log in Eclipse has references to "Unable to get browser."
  • Sometimes the application under test becomes unresponsive during record/playback time. This happens primarily if the application refreshes regularly using Ajax requests.
  • The Web UI extension is not supported on a Turkish Macintosh computer.
  • Recording and playback for multiple windows in the Apple Safari browser is not supported.
  • Using multiple monitors with workbench running on one monitor and browser on another for an extended view is not supported.
  • Due to a limitation in the Selenium web driver, the Web UI extension does not support JavaScript alerts in the Apple Safari web browser.
  • When Google Chrome is not installed by the user with administrator privileges at the default location, recording and playback of the Web UI tests fail.
  • If a Web UI test with loop is played back in a mobile device on the Chrome browser, after the first loop completes, the browser opens an empty tab due to which the Rational Test Workbench web client switches to non-passive state. For the next loop to start, the user has to manually set the device to passive mode.
  • If you ran the test scripts in Internet Explorer, Edge or Safari, the statistical reports will show a zero value for the On App time and Net Server Time. This is because these browsers are yet to support the On App time and Net Server Time. The time values are shown correctly in Firefox and Chrome browsers.
  • There are some limitations for the use of Microsoft Edge browser when running Web UI tests:
    • You can play back Web UI tests on Edge browser, but recording is not supported.
    • Edge browser cannot work with Alert popups. Alert, confirm, and prompt HTML dialogs are not supported.
    • Multi-windows playback is not supported on Edge browser.
    • Limitation as regards playback performance of Web UI actions on Edge browser.
    • Actions on JavaScript dialogs (alert, confirm, prompt)are not supported.
  • The Web Analytics reports do not open on Ubuntu 16.04. To resolve this issue, install libwebkitgtk 1.0.0 and then run a test. To install libwebkitgtk 1.0.0, run the following command in the terminal: sudo apt install libwebkitgtk-1.0.0

Change history

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Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
RTW Web UI Tester download 15 Sep 2016 English 1 HTTP

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client

Problems (APARS) fixed
PI57623, PI58633, PI62669, PI62895, PI62899, PI63693, PI67805, PI23775, PI23910, PI33036, PI33066, PI34045, PI34794, PI35150, PI36941, PI38149, PI40829, PI42236, PI43870, PI48484, PI45518, PI52709, PM99824, PM99817, PM99821, PM99822, PM33715827

Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench
Web UI Tester

Software version: 9.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 4042563

Modified date: 20 October 2016