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Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester Fix Pack 2 ( for 9.0.0



Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 9.0.0.

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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.

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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.

Find technical developer content and resources.


Prerequisites include:

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager 1.8.1 or later.

Installation Instructions

Review the Installing page in the IBM Knowledge Center.

Download the software from Fix Central.

  1. After download completes, open the Installation Manager, click File, and select Preferences.
  2. Click Add Repository and browse to the location of the folder that contains the downloaded files.
  3. Start the IBM Installation Manager.
  4. Click Update and follow the instructions in the wizard.

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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


  • Although Mozilla Firefox has released versions later than 46, Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester does not support those newer versions. For a list of supported Firefox browser versions check out the SPCR report.
  • 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:
    • Controls inside frames are not supported for web browsers accessed from a computer
    • 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
    • JavaScript alert dialog boxes such as confirmation and prompt messages
    • 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 the Google Chrome browser displays an Internal Error. The Problem Determination log in Eclipse has references to "StaleElementException."
  • 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.
  • Recording and playback for multiple windows in the Apple Safari browser 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.
  • If a Web UI test with loop is played back in a mobile device on the Chrome browser, after the first loop completes, the browser opens an empty tab due to which the Rational Test Workbench web client switches to non-passive state. For the next loop to start, the user has to manually set the device to passive mode.

Change History

What's new

Support to record and run mobile web app tests in Rational Test Workbench Web UI Tester.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

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Problems (APARS) fixed

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Modified date:
07 May 2019