Test nonenabled Flex applications

Testers can test a Flex application that is not enabled for functional testing and is deployed on a Web server.

Developers deploy the application on a Web server and provides the URL to the testers. Testers must perform the test using the Runtime Loader component that is available with IBM Rational Functional Tester.

Important: If you encounter problems while the Flex application is loading using the Runtime Loader test page, check the security settings of Internet Explorer ActiveX and plug-ins. Ensure that you add the application in the Application Configuration tool, enable the required JRE and set your default Web browser.

To test a nonenabled Flex application:


  1. Copy the compiled RunTimeLoader.swf and the RuntimeLoadingTest.html to the folder that contains the Flex application to the server.

  2. Open the RuntimeLoadingTest.html page in browser.

  3. Pass the relative path of the Flex application to be tested as a query parameter to the HTML page. For example, type:http://localhost/RuntimeLoadingTest.html?automationswfurl=applicationtotest.swf, where applicationtotest.swf is the file name of the Flex application.

  4. Start IBM Rational Functional Tester.

  5. Start testing the HTML file that contains the embedded Flex application.

Related concepts

Flex support

Flex applications testing process

Test Rational Functional Tester enabled Flex applications

Test Flex applications that are not enabled using Rational Functional Tester