Functional test projects and Rational projects
When you create a Functional test project, you can associate it with a Rational project to take advantage of the Functional Tester integration features with TestManager if you have TestManager installed.
Note About TestManager Integration: Functional Tester is integrated with Rational TestManager version 7.0.2. If you have the 7.0.2 version of TestManager, you will be able to use the integrated features of Functional Tester and TestManager.
When you associate an existing functional tester project with the current Rational project, you can use TestManager to start Functional Tester to create and play back functional test scripts, use the TestManager Agent to play back scripts on a remote computer, and manage logs from TestManager. You must have Rational Administrator and TestManager installed to use these integrated features.
The benefits of associating a Functional Tester project with the current Rational project are:
- You can manage all of your testing assets from one Rational project.
- You can record and play back all Functional Tester scripts from Rational TestManager. (TestManager starts Functional Tester when you start recording a Functional Tester test script from TestManager.)
- You can play back a Functional Tester script on different computers using Rational Test Agents that you set up through TestManager.
- You can manage logs, including Functional Tester logs, using the Test Log window of TestManager.
- You can use TestManager reports to get information about the results of running Functional Tester test scripts and get coverage reports for a testing project.
- You can use a TestManager suite to coordinate the way that scripts run. Often several scripts and computers can be involved in a test. You can use suites to run scripts in parallel on the computers that are available so that your tests can run more quickly.
- The name of the Rational project that you associate with a Functional Tester project appears next to the name of the Functional Tester project in the Functional Tester Projects view, for example, as: MyFTProject - MyRationalProject where MyRationalProject is the name of the Rational project.
- You can disassociate a Functional Tester project anytime.
- Associating a functional test project with a Rational project
If you want to use Rational TestManager to manage your tests, associate a functional test project with a Rational project.
- Disassociating a Functional Test project from a Rational project
If you no longer want to associate a Functional Test project with a Rational project, you can disassociate it from a Rational project.
- Create a Rational project
When you create a Functional Tester project, you can use the project stand-alone, or associate it with a Rational project to take advantage of the Functional Tester integration features with TestManager. If you want to associate a Functional Tester project with a Rational project, create a Rational project to store your test assets.
- View TestManager properties of a project
If you associate a Functional Tester project with the current Rational project, information about the Rational project and TestManager script source name and data path appear on the TestManager Property Page.
Create a Rational project
Associating a functional test project with a Rational project
Disassociating a Functional Test project from a Rational project
Sharing a project