Rational Functional Tester Version 8.0

A resources roadmap for all users

This roadmap outlines the information resources that are available for IBM® Rational® Functional Tester.

Product overview

These resources provide an overview of IBM® Rational® Functional Tester

Rational Functional Tester Overview (Web site)An overview of the features and benefits of Rational Functional Tester.

View a video on Rational Functional Tester (Information center)A video tour that presents a quick overview of IBM Rational Functional Tester

Online Help for Rational Functional Tester (Information center) Conceptual, procedural, and reference information for Rational Functional Tester.

Rational Functional Tester v8.0 readme file (Readme file)A summary of the latest features, functions, and search site for known limitations of version 8.0

Overview of Functional Tester Plus package (Web site)An overview of Rational Functional Tester Plus.

Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications (Web site)An overview of Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-based Applications.

Test application domain support (Information center)An overview of domains that Rational Functional Tester supports.

Introduction to proxy SDK (Information center)An overview of Rational Functional Tester proxy SDK.

Editing functional test scripts using APIs (Information center)An overview of how to use the Functional Tester application programming interface (API) to make changes to functional test scripts.

Create a data-driven functional test (Information center)A tutorial on creating a data-driven functional test using the Rational Functional Tester data-driver wizard.

Test Adobe Flex application (Information center)A tutorial on testing Adobe Flex applications using Rational Functional Tester.

Extend Functional Tester capabilities using Proxy SDK (Information center)A tutorial with videos that show how to extend the Rational Functional Tester proxies using the proxy SDK.

Functional test project (Information center)A sample Functional test project.

Functional testing proxy SDK technology samples (Information center) Simple examples of proxy source code and applications under test that help explain different implementations of Rational Functional Tester proxy APIs.


These resources provide information on downloading and installing Rational Functional Tester Version 8.0.

Installing Rational Functional Tester v8.0 (Information center) Instructions for installing, updating, and uninstalling Rational Functional Tester

Rational Functional Tester trials and demos (Web site) A site where you can download Rational Functional Tester trials and demos.

Rational Functional Tester Product Downloads (Web site)Provides the latest product updates for Rational Functional Tester.


This resource provides information on configuring the functional test environment.

Configuring the functional test environment (Information center) Topics to assist you in setting up the functional test environment


This resource helps you to migrate from earlier versions of Rational Functional Tester.

Migrating from previous versions of Functional Tester (Information center)Information on migrating from earlier versions of Rational Functional Tester.


If you experience a problem with Rational Functional Tester, these resources might help you find a solution.

Troubleshooting functional tests (Information center) Information on troubleshooting some of the problems that you might encounter in functional tests.

Rational Functional Tester 8.0 technotes search page (Web site) A site where you can search results on the technical support documents related to Rational Functional Tester Version 8.0

Rational Functional Tester tech notes search page (Web site)Search results on the technical support documents related to Functional Tester.

IBM Support Assistant (Web site)A free, standalone application that you can install on any workstation. It saves you time searching product, support and educational resources. If a problem management record (PMR) needs to be opened, IBM Support Assistant helps you gather support information, create and track your electronic problem report.

Configuring and customizing

Navigating and customizing the workbench (Type: Online help; Format: HTML) Contains detailed information about the parts of the workbench and how to use them.

Setting up a team development environment (Type: Online help; Format: HTML) Explains how to set up and configure the configuration management system such as the Rational ClearCase® SCM adapter plug-in.

Web services settings and properties (Type: Online help; Format: HTML) Explains how to set Web services settings and properties.

Java development tools (JDT) debugger and console preferences (Type: Web site; Format: HTML) Explains how to set Java development tools (JDT) debugger and console preferences.


To find additional education and other product information, consult the following resources.

Rational Functional Tester zone on developerWorks® (Web site)Technical resources and best practices for Rational Functional Tester, including articles and tutorials.

Software Support Handbook (Web page) Contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you need when you require support

Product Education (Web site)Descriptions of current IBM course offerings for the product and enrollment opportunities.

Rational Library (Web site)Latest versions of the product documentation in addition to product Redbooks, white papers, and other supplemental information.

Rational Business Driven Development for Compliance (Redbook, pdf)How to design your processes and solutions using Rational products to manage compliance. This report shows how you organizations can apply Rational solutions to achieve a controlled, auditable software development environment to help alleviate some challenges that standards, policies, and regulations impose.

Extending IBM Rational Functional Tester with Open Source Tools (Article) An article on configuring Rational Functional Tester to use SQuirreL SQL for database testing.

Implementing the ITCL (or IBM) Framework using Rational Functional Tester (Article)How the IBM framework can be implemented while using IBM Rational Functional Tester for automating the functional tests of an application.

Functional and GUI testing discussion forum (Web site)A discussion forum where you can share questions and comments about using Functional Tester.

Support site (Web site)A search site that helps you find support documentation, download product updates, and contact IBM support.