Test development phase

In the Test Development Phase, you play back scripts to verify that they work as intended, using the same version of the application-under-test that you used to record. This phase validates the expected behavior of the application.

The test development phase consists of six steps:

  1. Restore the test environment and set the playback options.

  2. Play back each script against the same version of the application-under-test that was used for recording to verify that the script performs as intended.

  3. Analyze the results in the Functional Tester log. If you associate a Functional Tester project with the current Rational project, you can analyze the results using the Test Log window of TestManager.

  4. Use the Functional Tester Verification Point Comparator to determine the cause of verification point failures.

  5. If the script fails, edit, debug, or re-record it so that it runs as required.

  6. If you associate a Functional Tester project with the current Rational project, you can group individual scripts into a test suite. Play back the suite to verify that the scripts work properly. If necessary, edit, debug, or re-record the scripts. For information about creating a suite, see the TestManager Help.

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.


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