Release notes - IBM Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester, Version 9.1.0

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Rational® Test Workbench Web UI Tester allows you to quickly create and run functional tests for web applications. It provides a recording and natural language scripting environment for testing HTML5 and JQuery-based browser applications on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. It also provides support for heterogeneous compound tests and test automation with keywords from IBM Rational Quality Manager.

What's new in version

  • Support for SSL and Smart Card authentication in the Rational Quality Manager adapter. See Configuring the Rational Quality Manager adapter.
  • Ability to run Web UI tests and compound tests via the new Ant plugin for Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester. See Testing with Ant.
  • Improved error handling for Web UI tests during test execution. See Specifying error-handling behavior.
  • Support to run Appium JUnit tests as part of Compound tests in the workbench. To run an Appium JUnit test:
    1. Install the Appium server on any computer.
    2. Import the Appium test to the workbench.
    3. Add the Appium test to the compound test.
  • Support for the latest versions of Firefox (v54) and Chrome (v59).
  • Support for JQueryUI framework v1.12.1.

What's new in version 9.1

  • Enhancements to the Accelerated Functional Testing capabilities that were introduced in the previous release. See Accelerating the test effort with distributed testing and Run multiple Web UI tests in parallel.
  • Support for more easily locating a failure within a Mobile and Web UI report. See Mobile and Web UI live report.
  • Support for new navigation actions in Web UI tests, including Go To URL, maximize, refresh, and restore the browser window during playback. See Using the Go To URL action to launch another web application.
  • Ability to run Web UI tests, compound tests, and schedules using Jenkins via the new Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester Jenkins plugin. See Testing with Jenkins.
  • Ability to split a Web UI or mobile test during recording from the annotations toolbar. See Splitting a test during recording.
  • Ability to record right-click actions.
  • Support for recording and playing back tests on Firefox and Chrome on Mac OS.
  • Ability to export a Web UI test to a text file. Simply right click the root node of a test in the test editor and choose Export Contents to File. You can generate the file with or without line separators after each line in the test. See Exporting a test.
  • Ability to insert comments while recording a Web UI test. See Annotating a test during recording.
  • Ability to capture in a recording the click on a table cell along with its position (row, column) in the table.
  • Ability to run Web UI tests on the VMWare ESXi cloud. For details, see Running a Web UI test on the VMWare cloud.
  • Ability to insert custom JavaScript code in tests for mobile Web UI applications that run on the Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester browser. Earlier, this capability was allowed only for desktop web applications. See Adding custom JavaScript code as a test step in a Web UI test. Also, when you edit custom JavaScript code, the code is now refreshed automatically without your needing to explicitly refresh it.
  • When you copy part of a script to another script, the associated test variables are also copied.

Experimental features in version 9.1.0

You are encouraged to try out these experimental features in a non-production environment and to provide feedback at about your experience.

System requirements

For system requirements specific to this release of Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester, see the system requirements document.

Installing the product

Update from a previous version of the product is not supported. You must first uninstall the previous version and then perform a fresh installation of the current version.

For installation instructions, see Installing the product.

Known limitations

The known problems are documented in the download document. Select a download document from

Known problems are also documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support Knowledge Base at Troubleshooting documentation for Rational Test Workbench. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

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