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Rational Functional Tester Fix Pack 2 ( for 8.5.1



IBM Rational Functional Tester has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.5.1 including all predecessor fix packs.

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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.

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 the 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.

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Prerequisites include:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.7 or above.

Installation Instructions

Review the installation guide for complete details.

Follow any of the paths listed below to upgrade to Rational Functional Tester

  • 8.5 >
  • 8.5.1 >
  • >

To upgrade Rational Functional Tester, review Updating Rational Functional Tester in the information center.

Additional considerations:

Accessing Help

Rational Functional Tester help is included with the product. You can also connect to the site and access the information center help. Review 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 8.5.1 or later, complete the following 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 .NET 2010 help

If you have installed Rational Functional Tester with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET Integration, you must install Rational Functional Tester Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 .NET help manually.

  1. 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.
  6. 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 is a maintenance release. 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 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

The following defects were not resolved in this release:

Review the Release Notes for additional information on known limitations and workarounds.

Review the following list of open defects.

APAR Description
PI08035 Unable to recognize controls from 64-bit windows application.
PI06666 Clicking the drop-down list does not trigger dynamic loading processes of the following cascaded list boxes.
PI05772 TestObject Inspector does not recognize the controls properly after scrolling down the page.
PI07323 Win 7 | IE | SetText fails in Protected Mode.
PI09346 RFT 8.5 throws ambiguous exception against Html.HtmlDialog.
PI11349 Java code snippet in simplified scripts disappears.
PI11732 Issue with DojoTree control in CQ 7.1.2
PI11327 Simplified Scripting - The associated Java script shows incorrect "setSimplifiedScriptLine" loops.
PI11732 Firefox Version Independence | DojoTabContainerProxy | RFT throws "NoScreenPointFoundException" on clicking/closing a TabNode.
PI10564 Playback crashes with Java core dump on long runs.
PI12253 Playback fails on Firefox ESR 24 for applications that uses jQuery.
PI08173 Playing back Java processes crashes on long runs due to SpyHeap overflow.
PI12158 Chrome security certificate issue during Enablement Test.
PI12056 Simplified Scripting [Enable Capturing Application Visuals ] - Creating 5250 Verification Points takes long.

Change History

What's new

Rational Functional Tester includes the following features and enhancements:

  • Internet Explorer 11 support: Rational Functional Tester provides early support for Internet Explorer 11.
  • Windows 8.1 support: Rational Functional Tester supports automation of applications running on Windows 8.1.

Review the Release Notes for a complete list of What's new release from release.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
29 September 2018