Product overview

Rational Functional Tester is part of IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform. The IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform is a common development environment that contains the development workbench and other software components that share multiple products.

About Rational Functional Tester

IBM Rational Functional Tester is an object-oriented automated testing tool that tests Windows , .Net, Java , HTML, Siebel, SAP, AJAX, PowerBuilder, Flex, Dojo, and GEF applications. You can also test Adobe PDF documents, and zSeries , iSeries , and pSeries applications. Rational Functional Tester enables you to record reliable, robust scripts that can be played back to validate new builds of a test application.

Functional Tester is available in two integrated development environments.

Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications is a tool that helps you create test scripts to automate your host application test cases. Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Application provides a rich set of capabilities to test host attributes, host field attributes and screen flow through a host application. It uses terminal verification points and properties, as well as synchronization code to identify the readiness of terminal for user input.

Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications supports connection to zSeries (TN3270 terminal types for MVS™ and VM), iSeries (TN5250 terminal type for OS/400®) and pSeries (VT terminal types for Unix) hosts.

Use Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications, you can:

From Rational Functional Tester version 8.0 release, the Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Application is integrated with Rational Functional Tester . You do not need to buy a separate license for working with Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Application.