Rational projects and the Rational Administrator
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 Test integration features with TestManager.
You must install Rational Administrator and Rational TestManager to associate a Functional Tester project with a Rational project.
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.
To associate a Functional Tester project with a Rational project, first create a Rational project using the Rational Administrator. For more detailed information about creating a Rational project, see the Rational Administrator Help.
A Rational project stores software testing and development information. All Rational components on your computer update and retrieve data from the same project.
- When you associate a Functional Tester project with a Rational project, the Functional Tester project is not stored in or moved to the Rational project. When you associate a Functional Tester project with a Rational project, TestManager gains direct access to the Functional Test project.
- The types of data in a Rational project depend on the Rational software that you have installed.
A Rational project can consist of the following projects or associated projects:
- Functional Tester project -- Stores test assets such as scripts, Functional Tester logs, object maps, verification point baseline files, and script templates.
- Rational Test project -- Stores test assets such as test plans, test cases, test logs, reports, and builds.
If there are multiple, concurrent users of a test project, use a SQL Anywhere database engine for the test project. For information about installing SQL Anywhere software and creating a SQL Anywhere database server, see the Rational Server Products Installation Guide which is a PDF file on the Rational Solutions for Windows Online Documentation CD.
- Rational RequisitePro project -- Stores product or system requirements, software and hardware requirements, and user requirements. When you associate a RequisitePro® project with a project in the Rational Administrator, TestManager automatically uses the requirements in the project as test inputs.
- Rational Rose models -- Stores visual models for business processes, software components, classes and objects, and distribution and deployment processes.
- Rational ClearQuest database -- Stores change-request information for software development, including enhancement requests, defect reports, and documentation modifications. When you associate a Rational ClearQuest® database with a project in the Rational Administrator, you can submit defects directly from a log in TestManager into ClearQuest. TestManager automatically fills in some of the fields in the ClearQuest defect form with information from the log and automatically records the defect ID from ClearQuest in the log.
Security and privileges
When administrators create Rational projects using the Administrator, they determine the security of the Rational Test project.
For any Rational project, administrators can create test groups with specific write and administration privileges, and they can create test users and assign them to test groups. The test users take on the privileges of the test groups to which they are assigned. For more information about security and privileges, see the Administrator Help.
The write or administration privileges that you set for a Rational project do not affect a Functional Test project that you associate with a Rational project.