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Rational Functional Tester Fix Pack 1 ( for 8.5



IBM Rational Functional Tester has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.5 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Installation Instructions

For information about installing Rational Functional Tester, version, see Installing Rational Functional Tester.

Accessing Help
Rational Functional Tester help is included with the product. You can also connect to the site and access the information center help. See Accessing help in Rational Functional Tester versions 8.2.2 and later in the Rational Functional Tester Information Center.
Note: It is recommended that you access information center help from the website. After installing Rational Functional Tester version 8.5 or later, complete these steps:

  1. Start Rational Functional Tester.
  2. Click Window and then click Preferences.
  3. In the Preferences dialog box, expand Help in the left panel, and then click Content.
  4. In the Content page, select the RFT 8.5 Infocenter row and then click Enable.
  5. Click Apply and then click OK.
  6. Restart Rational Functional Tester, and view the help.

Installing Rational Functional Tester 8.5 or later .NET 2010 help
If you have installed Rational Functional Tester 8.5 or later Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET Integration, you must install Rational Functional Tester Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET help manually.
  1. After installing Rational Functional Tester 8.5 or later Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET Integration, open Rational Functional Tester, click Help and then click Manage Help Settings. This opens the Visual Studio Help Library Manager.
  2. Select the Install content 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. Click Next.
  4. Select RFT and click Add. The Update button is enabled.
  5. Click Update. You are prompted to confirm the installation. Click Yes. 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.

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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Functional Tester 8.5 It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known issues to report.

Problems Solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

The following client reported defects were not resolved in this release:

PM95632RFT records actions twice in Seibel.
PM91085Error when trying to save recorded script after recording on Internet Explorer 9 file download popup.
PM92455On Chrome browser the getRootTestObject.find() takes a lot of time to search on an object within complex applications.
PM87907inputChar to browser window causes the subsequent actions to not perform action on AUT. However, the script result shows the result as pass.
PM77042When multiple JREs are installed, RFT utilizes the latest JRE.
PM91358On Firefox browser for grid in HTML application, the option Table of Contents with Child Items is not present.
PM89978hasFocus on the combobox always returns true.
PM94501For disabled controls, verification point and APIs like gettext() are failing with testobject in the wrong state.
PM92387If you try to install RFT 8.5 on Windows 7 64-bit from launchpad prior to installing IM, RFT 8.5 launchpad is unable to bring up IM.
PM92998Dojo Tree recording adds the leaf node twice in the click AtPath.
PM93276RFT is unable to highlight/playback actions on Open Dialog Window in AppScan application.
PM94364RFT is unable to find the Dojo grid when the ".dojoclass" property is included in the script.

Change History

Rational Functional Tester includes the following features and enhancements:

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
29 September 2018