How to Run Unified Functional Testing (UFT) GUI Tests

Note: Micro Focus Unified Functional Testing (UFT) comprises the product formerly known as Micro Focus QuickTest Professional and the product known as Micro Focus Service Test.

  • Functionality provided by QuickTest is now known as GUI testing in UFT.

  • Functionality provided by Service Test is also known as API testing in UFT.

When running UFT GUI tests, consider the following:

  • To enable ALM to run GUI tests on a remote host, open the relevant application on the remote host and select the required option. For details, see the Micro Focus Unified Functional Testing User Guide.

  • Before running a GUI test, ALM loads the UFT add-ins that are associated with the selected GUI test. You must ensure that you run the GUI test on a machine on which the required UFT add-ins are installed. For details on working with add-ins and associated add-in lists in UFT, refer to the documentation and the relevant add-in documentation.

  • When you run GUI tests from the Test Lab module, they are automatically run in Fast mode. They cannot be run in Normal mode.

  • By default, ALM closes UFT at the end of a test set run. This ensures that the UFT license is released at that point and made available for other UFT users. To keep UFT open after a test set run, you can edit the SUPPORT_TESTSET_END parameter in the Site Configuration tab in Site Administration. For details, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Administrator Guide: Setting ALM Configuration Parameters.

Parent topic: Automatic Test Execution Overview