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Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester 9.1.1



Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester 9.1.1 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects 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.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

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.

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Prerequisites include:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required:

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Installation Instructions

Review the Installing page in the IBM Knowledge Center.

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Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a service release. It contains new features as well as 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 regressions to report.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

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

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for Rational Test Workbench on the IBM Support Portal page.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Known Limitations

  • If you install Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester on Macintosh OS, the IBM Rational Quality Manager and IBM Rational Team Concert Jazz clients are not available with the installer. To use the Jazz clients on Macintosh, you must download the P2 update site compressed files from and install them using the native Eclipse client.
  • Ability to initiate Rational Test Workbench tests from IBM UrbanCode Deploy is supported only for Microsoft Windows and Linux computers. The feature is not supported on Macintosh computers.
  • The following actions are not supported in both Web UI recording and playback:
    • Shortcut keyboard keys.
    • Scroll bar action in the web browser.
    • Context menu action.
    • Native browser dialog boxes.
  • The following actions are not supported in Web UI recording, but you can add them manually in the test editor for a successful playback:
    • Back and Forward browser navigation action.
    • Mouse hover action.
  • Playback is not supported on a browser window that is launched with the showModalDialog API.
  • Sometimes the playback of a multiwindow test fails to execute on Internet Explorer. This limitation is observed primarily after you switch from the second window to the first and click a link in the first window.
  • Sometimes the playback on Internet Explorer shows an Internal Error. The Problem Determination log in Eclipse has references to "Unable to get browser."
  • Sometimes the application under test becomes unresponsive during record/playback time. This happens primarily if the application refreshes regularly using Ajax requests.
  • The Web UI extension is not supported on a Turkish Macintosh computer.
  • In the Apple Safari browser version earlier than 10, recording and playback for multiple windows is not supported.
  • Using multiple monitors with workbench running on one monitor and browser on another for an extended view is not supported.
  • Due to a limitation in the Selenium web driver, the Web UI extension does not support JavaScript alerts in the Apple Safari web browser.
  • Due to a limitation in the Selenium web driver, when you play back a test on Internet Explorer and the test includes JavaScript pop-up dialogs, the play back fails.
  • When the Chrome browser starts to record a test, the browser prompts a dialog box to disable the Developer mode extensions. You must click 'Cancel' to proceed with the recording.
  • When Google Chrome is not installed by the user with administrator privileges at the default location, recording and playback of the Web UI tests fail.
  • If you ran the test scripts in Internet Explorer, Edge or Safari, the statistical reports will show a zero value for the On App time and Net Server Time. This is because these browsers are yet to support the On App time and Net Server Time. The time values are shown correctly in Firefox and Chrome browsers.
  • Tests running for long durations on Firefox tends to consume lot of memory. Depending on the memory available on the computer, the playback might fail after a couple of hours.
  • Running tests with Chrome while logged in as root on Linux computers is not supported
  • Tests with steps to handle alert, confirm, or prompt JavaScript dialog boxes hang when you run them on the Internet Explorer browser.
  • Limitations when running Web UI tests on the Internet Explorer browser with the Capture browser page screenshots option:
    • If the browser is minimized during playback, no screenshots are captured.
    • If the computer is locked, blank screenshots are captured and the playback performance is impacted.
    • If you connect to a remote computer to start the test run from the workbench and the connection is terminated while the test is still running, blank screenshots are captured and playback performance is impacted.
  • Limitations when running Web UI tests on a version prior to Microsoft Edge 14.14393 and Microsoft WebDriver 3.14393:
    • You can play back Web UI tests on Edge browser, but recording is not supported.
    • Edge browser cannot work with Alert popups. Alert, confirm, and prompt HTML dialogs are not supported.
    • Multi-windows playback is not supported on Edge browser and Chrome headless mode.
    • Limitation as regards playback performance of Web UI actions on Edge browser.
    • Actions on JavaScript dialogs (alert, confirm, prompt) are not supported.
  • If you are using Microsoft Edge 14.14393 and Microsoft WebDriver 3.14393, you can play back Web UI tests, but recording is not supported.
  • The Web Analytics reports do not open on Ubuntu 16.04. To resolve this issue, install libwebkitgtk 1.0.0 and then run a test. To install libwebkitgtk 1.0.0, run the following command in the terminal: sudo apt install libwebkitgtk-1.0.0.
    • Limitations when recording XPath user-defined action:
      • The control is not highlighted in the recorded screen capture.
      • XPath can accept 'equals to' value only, no other values, nor regular expressions.
    • InputKey and pressKey non-native actions are not supported on Firefox and Mac OS.
    • Some navigation actions are not supported on Chrome in headless mode: Maximize, Restore, Close, Input keys - Native System Input, Press keys - Native System Input.
    • Javascript alerts playback not supported on Chrome in headless mode.
    • For a test with a 'go back' action played back on Firefox browser, the action recorded on Iframe/frame samples takes 300 seconds, and the log reports time out failure.

Change History

What's new

Support for SUSE Linux is dropped from version 9.1 onwards. You can continue to use RHEL and Ubuntu flavors of the Linux platform.

Review the Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester 9.1.1 Release Notes for other new features.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
08 August 2018