Keyword GUI Automation Overview

Keyword GUI automated components are reusable modules that perform a specific task when testing your application. The tasks are defined as keyword steps. These steps can be viewed and edited both in ALM and in UFT.

ALM provides an Automation tab > Keyword View pane, which enables the subject matter expert to create and modify automated keyword steps. For user interface details on the Keyword View, see Keyword View Pane.

Each step is made up of an item (an object in the application or an operation), and an operation. The available items and operations are defined by the automation engineer in the object repository and the function libraries. These objects and operations can be saved in ALM, making them available for insertion into steps by the subject matter expert.


The objects in a Sign-in login window may be captured in the object repository in Unified Functional Testing as follows:

For a sample workflow of using Business Process Testing and Unified Functional Testing keyword GUI automation together, see Working with Unified Functional Testing.

This section describes how to use several Business Process Testing features. Micro Focus provides additional, automated features that enable you to test packaged apps. Therefore, some procedures described in this section may not be part of the recommended best practice when using BPT Packaged Apps Kit to test your packaged app.