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IBM Rational Functional Tester Version



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IBM Rational Functional Tester includes defect fixes to previous versions of Rational Functional Tester and the following enhancement:

  • Rational Functional Tester supports .NET 2010 Scripting in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Integrated Development Environment.

Information Center for Rational Functional Tester version

Supported Domains
For details on the list of domains supported for functional testing, integration of Rational Functional Tester with other Rational products and compatible shell sharing products, see technote 7019698: List of domains supported for functional testing.


  • Before you update Rational Functional Tester, close the Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio IDEs, as well as any open Web browsers, and all other applications that are enabled by Functional Tester.
  • This fix pack requires IBM Installation Manager, version 1.4.1.
  • If you are installing or upgrading Rational Functional Tester on Microsoft Windows, to use the .NET Scripting feature, you must copy msvcp71.dll into the System32 directory (C:\Windows\System32), if it is not already available. You can copy the msvcp71.dll file from any other Windows operating system such as Windows XP or download it from Internet.

Note: For details on the list of supported platforms on which IBM Rational Functional Tester can be installed, see List of supported platforms.

Installation Instructions

Installing Rational Functional Tester, Version

You can install Rational Functional Tester, Version in two ways:

  • Using IBM Installation Manager
If IBM Rational Functional Tester, Version 8.2 is already installed on your computer, you can install this update using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.
  • Local upgrade of an existing installation

  • 1. Download the Rational Functional Tester fix pack from the location specified at the bottom of this page.
    2. Extract the files to a temporary directory. For example, extract the file to C:\temp
    3. In the IBM Installation Manager click File > Preferences and add the temporary directory to the list of repositories, for example, C:\temp\rft8202.update.disk1\disk1\.
    4. Use the Update Packages wizard of the Installation Manager to proceed with the update.

Installing .NET 2010 Scripting

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is installed with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2010. However, to use Rational Functional Tester with the Visual Studio .NET 2010 Integrated Development Environment, you must also install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5.

When you install Rational Functional Tester for Visual Basic .NET 2010, select .NET 2010 Scripting on the Features page and proceed with the installation.

During the installation, to install Rational Functional Tester .NET help, The Visual Studio Help Library Manager is displayed. In the Help Library Manager, click Add in the RFT row and then click Update. The Rational Functional Tester .NET help is added as local help to Visual Studio 2010.

Note: If you do not install Rational Functional Tester .NET help while installing Rational Functional Tester using the Help Library Manager, you can install it later.

To install Rational Functional Tester .NET help
  1. Open the Visual Studio Help Library Manager.
  2. Select the Install help from disk option.
  3. Click Browse and select the helpcontentsetup.msha file that is available by default in the Rational Functional Tester installation directory\IBM\SDP\FunctionalTester\vsnet\MSDNHelp\VS2010 directory. The help manifest files for other translations are found within the locale folders available in the VS2010 directory.
  4. Select RFT and click Update.
The Rational Functional Tester .NET help is installed as local help for Visual Studio 2010.

Note: To view the Rational Functional Tester .NET Scripting help in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE, you must enable the local help option in the Help Library Manager.

Tip: To view the complete table of contents of the installed local help in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE, install the Visual Studio Help Keyword Index plug-in that is available from the Microsoft website. Alternatively,you can upgrade to Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 to view help in the Microsoft Help Viewer.

Support available for the help installation:
Rational Functional Tester help system is configured to use remote help. An internet connection is required to access help or to download and install help locally. For more information about configuring and accessing help, see Configuring help content in the Rational Functional Tester information center.

For more information, see the following technotes:
Known problems
Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at

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:

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Problems Solved

The following APARs were resolved in this release:

PM26387The result of a Rational Functional Tester .NET script execution in Rational Quality Manager does not display properly.
PM34218Rational Functional Tester fails to select an item in a Html.Select list.
PM34495The performance of the find() API is slow in Rational Functional Tester on Internet Explorer 8 64-bit.
PM27242In Rational Functional Tester and, certain keyboard sequences are sent as doubled.
PM31134In Rational Functional Tester, the DojoTreeTestObject API does not work with Firefox 3.6.13.
PM31656The SAP web portal application has SAP editboxes but they are recognized as span and the check boxes are recognized as images.
PM31857testObject().getProperties returns incorrect results with Firefox.
PM31858The .text recognition property is missing in the Test Object map under Recognition Tab (closed with status "Information provided")
PM32334Various NoClassDefFound errors occur on creating a new script, displaying an object map, inserting an object, or inserting a verification point, in Rational Functional Tester on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 platform.
PM32572In Rational Functional Tester, in Firefox, the subitem seems to be selected, but the dropdown is not closed.
PM32573In Rational Functional Tester, specified text is not available in the list of subitems, and Rational Functional Tester takes a lot of time to respond.
PM32742In Rational Functional Tester, on inserting a dynamic TestObject into objectMap, the playback or highlight fails.
PM33715In Rational Functional Tester, an unsatisfied link error is displayed when Rational Functional Tester fails on the find call.
PM33847The System.getProperty "line.separator" does not work with the Rational Functional Tester logging function.
PM33928The ClassCastException error occurs after updating recognition properties when trying to highlight the object.
PM34042The playback log seems to be corrupted when Rational Functional Tester Logging APIs are used.
PM34209Rational Functional Tester recompiles the entire project for no reason (closed with status "Works as designed")
PM35774Script playback through Test Agent results in playback crash after some time.
PM17217Rational Functional Tester is unable to access individual items within a drop-down box (closed with status "Fixed indirectly")

For details on the list of resolved APARs for the 8.x series, see, APAR list of Rational Functional Tester Version 8 releases.

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Problems (APARS) fixed

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Modified date:
20 July 2018