Will scripts written in VuGen 8.1 run on a 7.8 Controller?
My company has a 7.8 Controller license and no plans to upgrade for a while, but Mercury Support had me install 8.1 on my machine -- I'm running Windows 2003 and couldn't save a script using 7.8.
So, can I execute a script written in a newer version of VuGen (8.1) on an older version of the Controller? Are there any known issues with such an arrangement or major changes in the functions used in recorded scripts that might cause problems for the older Controller?
I've looked around some, but I haven't found any information pertaining to this scenario. I'd expect a newer version of the Controller to run scripts written on an older VuGen (backward compatibility and all that), but I'm uncertain about the reverse.
I apologize in advance if this is covered somewhere and I've just overlooked it in my search -- there's a lot of material out there on this tool! (And I'm new to using it, to boot.)
Also, I realize one answer might be "try it and find out," but I'm asking in case anyone out there is already familiar with this scenario. I won't go into the details of the hoops I have to jump through to get time on the Controller box -- I'm just trying to figure out if developing these scripts now is a worthwhile investment of time or if I should push my company to upgrade its Controller license sooner than planned.
Thanks in advance for any information you can share,
Re: Will scripts written in VuGen 8.1 run on a 7.8 Controller?
All Virtual Users are "version stamped" upon saving. You would need to modify the version stamp in the .USR file minimally. There is also a strong possibility with 8.1 that you may have newer functionality when it comes to correlation. This would limit backward compatibility.
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