Enabling the manual test script recorder

Enable the manual test script recorder option in the manual test editor so that you can automatically capture a set of actions as steps in a manual test script.

Before you begin

IBM® Rational® Functional Tester version 8.2.2 or later is required to use the manual test script recorder. For a summary of the setup steps that are required, see "Setting up Rational Functional Tester" in your version of IBM Rational Functional Tester online help in the IBM Knowledge Center.

You must meet these prerequisites to use the manual test script recorder:
  • Rational Functional Tester version 8.2.2 or later must be installed on the workstation where you record the script. For more information, see the Installing section in your version of the IBM Rational Functional Tester online help.
  • The Rational Functional Tester adapter must be configured for use with IBM Engineering Test Management. For more information about configuring the integration, see "Configuring and running the IBM Rational Functional Tester adapter for Engineering Test Management" in your version of the IBM Rational Functional Tester online help.
  • The test environment in Rational Functional Tester must be enabled. Although the test environment is typically enabled by default, sometimes you must manually enable the required components. For more information, see "Automatically enabled environment for functional testing" in your version of the IBM Rational Functional Tester online help.
  • If you want to open the application for testing directly from the manual test script recorder, you must configure the application in the Application Configuration Tool in Rational Functional Tester. For more information, see "Configuring applications for testing topic" in your version of the IBM Rational Functional Tester online help.
  • To use the manual test script recorder, a user must be assigned a project area role that has the Save Adapter Request permission.

About this task

After you integrate with Rational Functional Tester, ensure that the manual test script recorder option is enabled so that you can automatically capture a set of actions as steps in a manual test script.

Capturing script steps by using the manual test script recorder saves your team time and eliminates errors that might occur when steps are manually written. The recorder can automatically save screen captures. You can also use the manual test script recorder for exploratory testing.

By default, the manual test recorder icon Record is available to all users in the manual test script editor. You can restrict the use of the recorder in specific projects by setting the Disable recorder option for creating manual test script preference.

Procedure

To enable or disable the manual test script recorder in the manual test script editor in Engineering Test Management:

  1. In the banner, click the Administration Administration menu, and then click Manage Project Properties.
  2. In the Properties section, click Manual Script Preferences.
  3. Select or clear the Disable recorder option for creating manual test script check box. The check box is cleared by default, so the recorder option is usually enabled.

What to do next

Start the Rational Functional Tester adapter and then create or modify a manual test script by using the recorder. For more information, see "Configuring and running the Rational Functional Tester adapter for Engineering Test Management" in your version of the IBM Rational Functional Tester online help.

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