Test terminal-based applications
Use Functional Tester Terminal-based Applications feature to create test scripts and automate your host-application test cases. You can 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.
You can use the terminal-based applications feature to perform the following tasks:
- Store, load, and share common host configurations by using a properties file. The connection configuration can be loaded automatically through scripts, using these files.
- Record or play back scripts against multiple host terminals.
- Start the terminal even when you are not recording or playing back your scripts. With this function, you can interact with the host without leaving the working Eclipse environment.
- Perform data driven testing.
- Create a host connection script
You can create a host connection script so that you can interact with the host session, navigate to other screens, and create data verification points.
- Recording a host connection script
You can automate the testing of a host application by recording a script that connects to, and interacts with a host system. The session is recorded as a set of commands and can be played back at a later time. This allows you to automate the navigation to specific screens.
- Extension for Terminal-based Applications window
Use the Extension for Terminal-based Applications window to connect to the host and record or play back host interactions in the scripts.