So what did you accomplish in this tutorial?
- You recorded an automated test for your terminal-based application in Functional Tester simply by recording yourself executing a manual test.
- You used wizards during recording to insert a few commands to verify on-screen data.
- You made those verification points flexible enough to deal with dynamic data returned by the application.
- You replaced literal data in your script with references to data in a new datapool you created, thereby increasing your return on investment by reusing a single script to run multiple data sets.
- You exposed a defect in a new build of your application by simply playing the test you recorded.
You've really just begun. There are many, many more capabilities in Rational Functional Tester and the Rational Functional Tester Extension for Terminal-Based Applications that we didn't have time to cover in this tutorial. You are now ready to explore these capabilities on your own terminal-based application.
Once you have completed this tutorial, you have no more need for the Host Simulator you installed earlier. Close the two Java Host Simulator windows then delete the entire HostSim folder you installed earlier.