unified functional testing (requirements)
I am new with my company and pushing for automated web application testing of our projects. I have used the UFT tool with the company I previously worked for. This tool was setup and ready to use and with little instruction i was away testing there applications. Now with the new company i am starting fresh. We have a concurrent license server for Quick Test Professional 11.0 which i have not had installed yet and we have the server based quality center 10.0 which i have poked around and made some manual test plans etc.
My Question is what do i need to have downloaded and installed so i can use the Unified Functional Testing 11.53 tool like i have before. Will our concurrent license work for the UFT product. does uft need to be installed locally or as an add in there are so many add ins and info i cant understand what exactly i need to begin automated testing and present all this to my supervisor.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
First you need to find out if you have an active support agreement that entitles you to upgrades. Many places I've found just buy the license one year but don't maintain support so they're stuck with old versions.
Okay I'm working on getting that answer. Assuming we have whatever licensing I need. What would be the steps for acquiring the unified functional testing tool? Opening test director and clicking on the add-ins page for qc10.0 there are several different ways to acquire UFT as an add-in or locally? When I used the tool previously it was an icon on the desktop of the testing pc. I didn't go through quality center and use the tool as an add-in. I don't want to be calling I.T. a million times to keep installing stuff till I get this to work.....
Originally Posted by NoUse4aName
I'm assuming that if I download UFT11.50 and the 11.53patch locally then I will get that icon on the desktop etc. and will have to verify the licensing to use the tool (as long as we have an active support agreement)
any light on this?
Keep it simple and do a UFT install, forget about QC for the moment.
Download the install for the version of UFT you require.
verify the desktop you are installing QTP on can "see" the concurrent license server (note the name or IP address of the concurrent server).
Start the QTP install as normal
Select the required addins when you get to that point
When you get to the install license screen select concurrent and enter the license server name or IP address and select check.
You should get some blue text listing the available licenses (UFT should be one of them).
Upon completion of the install you may want to create a new environment varibale called LSFORCEHOST with a value of the license server name or IP address (which ever you entereded at the license install screen).
Once you are up and running you can then look to use QC to run the tests if you have to (I personally prefer to run standalone)
Okay everything sounds great and making complete sense except for when you say select the required addins.
Originally Posted by mwsrosso
what required addins do I want to select at that point..........
and im fine with keeping qc and uft separate I would prefer to only use uft for my testing.
I'm only wanting to perform automated web application and utility testing and be able to execute my recorded and saved automated test plans again and again for patch testing when updates come out.
If you are only automating http.https then you should only need the Web addin (web & ActiveX are selected by default, just leave as is).
Any other addins subsequently required for other apps e.g. Java, .Net can be added at a later date when required.
Originally Posted by mwsrosso
I know development uses java and I know that url of our apps and utilities include https. and .net
are the add-ins clearly described.
what are the add-ins called for java and .net
Thanks and hopefully this will be my last question. this site is awesome and very helpful
If it's a web app you most likely will not need any other add-ins beyond the Web one which is installed by default. There is an explicit Java add-in but that is more for Java desktop apps.
And yeah all those add-ins you're seeing in QC to download are just to implement QC-QTP connectivity. Those aren't the actual program downloads. Would get that directly from the HP site.
what is HP functional testing 6.3.0004.1 ( sounds old )
No idea, QTP versions were 6.0 and 6.5 and they were Mercury products, HP were not in the picture until 8.2 or 9
Where did you see this Brent?