Which is more Stable. UFT 11.5x or 12?
I'm still using QTP but will be foreced into using UFT whn support end next Feb.
So on 1 PC we have UFT set up, and if we can get it to be stable we'll update to UFT 11.5x. Twice customer support (HP) told us UFT had corrupted files and we would need to do a clean unistall/reinstall. They actually remoted into our PC to do it both times. And it took days of them working on it. It is still having issues. Mostly "Unexpected Errors" with a bunch of jibberesh in a dailog box. Usually it occurs when clicking the tabs for the function files. Or after the test run finishes, it just hangs and crashes. This happens every day since installing and it is not something we can live with. But we need QTP to work with IE 10 soon. And .NET 4.0. And there are some other issues we can kinda live with in QTP, but support keeps telling us to upgrade to this unstable UFT product.
Should we skip 11.5x and just go striaght to UFT 12? It's just that I've been reading that 12 is less stable than 11.5x.
Upgrading QTP versions has always been problematic. Pretty much have to wipe out everything HP/Mercury related from the registry. Or if you're using vms/lab machines just wipe it and put a fresh image on there before installing the new version.
We've had memory leak issues on VM's with UFT so have regressed them back to V11 until HP resolve our ticket.
No big issues on desktop with 11.53, 1 guy is piloting v12 as a background task but has not reported anything major yet.
We always do as NU4aN suggested you do when upgrading we fully purge QTP/UFT from a machine prior to an upgrade. We use the FTUninstaller for this.
Yes, support did clear out the registry. And no VMs are being used. Just straight out CPUs/box per install.
Not a fan of the 12s... got UFT 12.00 installed on my primary machine and found that it hangs while debugging scripts if watching variables.
As far as my setup is concerned, I started from a clean PC image.
Last edited by CWFTESTY; 10-01-2014 at 12:04 PM.
Well, I ran into troubles with 11.5 and 12 when trying to upgrade. I've been told that 11.53 is far better than 11.5 and, judging from my experience with 11.5, it couldn't have gotten any worse. 11.5 hung or crashed about every 2 minutes while i had it installed and left a bunch of bad DLLs that prevented me reverting to 11 when I uninstalled it.
12 wasn't as bad for me out of the gate. I was able to install it, run some scripts, and generally use the product. However, our team has hit a lot of issues with QC connections through 12. There's also the re-write of FLEX support in 12 that is making us hesitant to go to it, since we've got scripts against an important FLEX app and we don't have time to re-write those. We saw the same issue as CWFTESTY, where scripts would hang if you had the variables window open during debugging.
At this point, I'd rather just wait for 13.
Not sure why you even tried to do QC connection with UFT 12 when the PAM (Product Availability Matrix) clearly shows that UFT 12 only supports ALM 12.
Anyway...UFT 12.01 seems to be working well for me.
I wish they would stop renaming it. I just now stopped calling the darned thing TestDirector.
I'm glad I'm not the only one having constant problems with UFT 11.50. One number I love that it does is you suddenly get a prompt to "you want to save changes & check this in?" and 2 seconds later UFT shuts down even though you did nothing.
Try to go back into the test? It says its locked by you, on your computer. It's too stupid to even figure out that you are you.
How on earth did this get to be an industry standard? I've had to reinstall UFT on the same computer.... twice in ONE week to get it going. I've now since written off that computer as a loss(waiting for reimage).
Don't get me started on the confusing licensing scheme on it.
I enjoyed this comment Dennis. Appreciated.
Originally Posted by belewda