IBM Rational Functional Tester, Version Release Notes

This document contains information about system requirements, installation, and enhancements in IBM Rational Functional Tester , Version The document also provides information about contacting IBM Software Support.


Rational Functional Tester is an object-oriented automated testing tool that tests Microsoft Windows , Java , .NET, HTML, SAP, Siebel, Flex, Ajax, Dojo, GEF, Visual Basic, and PowerBuilder applications that run on Windows or Linux operating systems. You can also test Adobe PDF documents, and zSeries , iSeries , and pSeries applications. With Rational Functional Tester , you can record reliable and robust scripts that can be played back to validate new builds of a test application.

Rational Functional Tester is available in two integrated development environments. It records user actions to create simplified test scripts that are easy to understand in Rational Software Delivery Platform. It also supports two scripting languages for advanced users. Rational Functional Tester , Java supports two scripting languages for advanced users. Functional Tester Java scripting uses the Java language and the Functional Tester VB.NET 2003 and VB.NET 2005 scripting uses the VB.NET language and the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET development environment.

This release of IBM Rational Functional Tester Version has the following enhancements:

Refer the Rational Functional Tester information center for details on the specific support of the above enhancements.

The Rational Functional Tester Version release does not include the updated translation content for a small number of topics such as the help home page and release notes.

To view the list of corresponding domains supported for functional testing, and the compatible versions of Rational products that can be integrated with Rational Functional Tester for Rational Functional Tester Version 8.0 and later releases; see the technical document at

System requirements

For information about hardware and software requirements for Rational Functional Tester , Version, see either the Installation requirements topic in the Rational Functional Tester Information Center or the details at System requirements.

Install Rational Functional Tester , Version

For information about installing Rational Functional Tester , Version, see installation information in the information center.

Known problems

Known problems are documented in the form of individual Technotes in the Support Knowledge Base. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems. The following links run customized queries of the live Support Knowledge Base:

Contacting IBM Software Support

IBM Software Support provides you with technical assistance.

For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you need when you require support, read the IBM Software Support Handbook at

For FAQs, lists of known problems and fixes, and other support information, visit the product support page for Rational Functional Tester Software at

For product news, events, and other information, visit the product home page for Rational Functional Tester Software at

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