What's new in UFT One 15.0.1

This Help Center covers UFT One versions 15.0 and 15.0.1. Any version specific changes are indicated where relevant.

This topic describes the new features and enhancements available in UFT One 15.0.1. For earlier versions, use the navigation links on the left side of the page.

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AI-based testing enhancements

UFT One 15.0.1 introduces AI-based support for desktop browsers, as well as enhancements to the AI-based testing for mobile native and hybrid applications.

Enhancement Description

AI-based testing for desktop web browsers

 

Provided as a technical preview

UFT can now use AI-based testing to recognize web objects in desktop browsers like humans do.

Set the AIUtil context to a top-level web Browser test object. Use AI Identification to learn objects in a web application, and add AIUtil steps to the test.

Supported browsers: Chrome, Chromium-based Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer.

AI-based object identification in Object Spy

  • Single object: When spying on an object in your application, the Object Spy suggests the relevant AI object you can use, in addition to the Web or Mobile test object it identifies.

  • Multiple objects: Open AI Identification from UFT's toolbar to inspect your web page or mobile application, using AI to identify all objects.

See Inspect your application for objects.

Unique object identification

To uniquely identify a single object when multiple similar ones exist, you can now describe an object based on its proximity to other AI objects.

Specifically, you can describe an AI object as being above, below, to the left, or to the right of another 'anchor' AI object. The anchor object can also be described in relation to other objects.

This is helpful, for example, if you want to click the PDF icon near a specific date string to view a report for today's date.

See Identifying objects by relative location.

New operations on AI Objects
  • Use the new Hover method on AI objects and AI text objects (Desktop web applications only).
  • Use the Exist method to verify the presence of text strings identified by AI. Previously, this method was supported for AI objects, but not texts.
  • Perform Select operations on combo box objects identified using AI.

    Running this complex operation is supported only when UFT One identifies a MobileDropDown or WebList test object in addition to the AI-based identification.

    When AI inspection of your application identifies combo boxes, a Verify button lets you check whether this object can run the Select method.

See the AI-based testing section of the UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

Data privacy in Feedback Tool

When sending Micro Focus pictures of your application in the Feedback Tool, you can now manually blur areas that contain sensitive data.

For details, see AI-based testing Feedback Tool.

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Dark theme for UFT One's IDE

UFT One 15.0.1 enhances its legibility and readability with an aesthetically darker IDE that’s friendlier on your eyes.

Try the new dark theme for UFT One's user interface (Tools > Options > General > Startup options > Dark Theme).

The main UFT One screens display in a newly designed dark theme.

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Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser support

UFT One 15.0.1 introduces support for Microsoft’s latest reboot of their Edge browser—built on Google’s open-source Chromium project.

To run web tests in parallel or data-drive tests, use ChromiumEdge as the browser name.

To get the Chromium Edge UFT One extension, do one of the following:

  • Run the unpacked version installed with UFT One: <UFT One installation folder>\Installations\Edge\Extension
  • Download and install a packed version from the Microsoft website.

For details, see Enable the Micro Focus UFT Agent extension on Chromium Edge.

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Dynamic add-in loading

You no longer need to make sure that all the add-ins you may need are loaded when you open UFT One.

When opening a test, UFT One automatically loads the add-ins associated with that test, if they are already installed. When the test closes, any add-ins loaded specifically for that test are unloaded. See also Work with UFT Add-ins.

Note: You can record or spy on objects that belong to a specific add-in only if that add-in is loaded. You can load an add-in when you open UFT One, or UFT One can load the add-in when opening a test associated with that add-in.

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Text recognition

UFT One 15.0.1 includes the following improvements to text recognition:

Enhancement Description
New Cloud OCR vendors

Set up an OCR account with Baidu or Google Cloud OCR, and then configure UFT One to use their OCR services for text recognition. See also Text Recognition Pane (Options Dialog Box > GUI Testing Tab), and the Options Object section of the UFT One Automation Object Model Reference.

Improved text recognition

Enjoy improved record and run accuracy as well as improved support for mixed-language texts. These improvements are most noticeable in the hieroglyphic languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, and are achieved by using a newer ABBYY version for text recognition. See also Configure text recognition settings.

TextObject test object (tech preview)

Use descriptive programming to create TextObject test objects for specific texts located by OCR. You can then perform operations on these test objects, such as Click, Drag, Drop, Hover, and Type.

For example, you can use TextObject test objects to support HTML5 Canvas.

For details, see the Insight > TextObject Object topic in the UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

Use TextUtil to locate text in an image file

Use the new TextUtil.GetTextFromImage and TextUtil.GetTextLocationFromImage to retrieve or locate text in an image. Supported image file types: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF.

For details, see the Utility Objects > TextUtil Object topic in the UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

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SAP Web testing on Chrome browsers

When working with Web-based SAP applications in a Chrome browser, the following test objects are now supported as a technical preview.

  • SAPButton
  • SAPEdit
  • SAPCheckBox
  • SAPRadioGroup
  • SAPList
  • SAPFrame
  • SAPDropDownMenu

Note: Testing SAPUI5 Desktop applications and SAP Business Networks Web applications continue to be supported on Chrome, as the have in previous versions.

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ALM support enhancements

UFT One 15.0.1 provides the following updates when working with ALM:

  • Using the latest UFT Azure DevOps Server extension, you can connect to ALM servers that require Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication.

  • When connecting to an ALM server requiring OpenID Connect (OIDC) SSO authentication, you no longer need to download the ALM Client using the common mode before connecting UFT One to the ALM server.

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Docker container

The UFT 15.0.1 docker image provides the following enhancements:

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Web and mobile testing enhancements

UFT One 15.0.1 provides the following updates for web and mobile testing.

Note: The new mobile testing functionality requires working with UFT Mobile 3.4 or later.

Enhancement Description
Testing devices stored on an AWS device farm via UFT Mobile
  • Open devices in a remote access window, simplifying interaction with the device.

  • Run results: Reports can include screen captures. HTML report includes a link to the AWS report.

  • Use private devices in addition to the previously supported public devices.

    To use a private device, set the new fleetType capability to private in the UFT Mobile Wizard or the Mobile Record and Run Settings.

  • When using WebUtil.LaunchBrowser to launch a browser on a mobile device, specify a device source indicating whether to use a UFT Mobile cloud-hosted device or a device stored on UFT Mobile or an AWS device farm.

    For details, see Utility Objects > WebUtil Object in the UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

Capture an animated GIF of each step

Include a short animated .gif for each mobile step in the test results, rather than a screen capture of the after-step status. Go to: Tools > Options > GUI Testing > Screen Capture > For mobile tests, save as GIF.

iOS hybrid apps not signed with a Development certificate (Non-injected hybrid support)

You can now test iOS hybrid applications downloaded from the App Store or signed with an Enterprise certificate.

This enhancement enables you to test apps that weren't signed with a Development certificate, and therefore do not allow WebView injection.

To test objects in these applications, place the Mobile test objects inside a MobileNativeWebView parent test object, inside the application object.

You can also use the new MobileLink objects to support Web links in these applications. For details, see the Mobile Environment section in the UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

For details about preparing your application for non-injected hybrid support, see the UFT Mobile Help.

Register Browser Control from command line

To work with embedded Internet Explorer browser controls, you can now register your browser control from the command line. As an administrator, run: <UFT installation folder>\bin\SettingNewBrowserControlApplication.exe/register "<path\browser host applicaiton.exe>"

To unregister the browser control, replace register in the command with unregister.

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Java testing enhancements

In UFT One 15.0.1, objects' attached text property is more accurately determined.

The attached text property is often used as a mandatory or assistive property in the Object Identification of Java test objects.

If UFT fails to identify objects in your application, check whether the attached text property has the value you would expect. If not, use Maintenance Run Mode and Update Run Mode to update your test objects. For details, see Maintenance Run mode and Update Run mode .

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Oracle testing enhancements

UFT One 15.0.1 supports testing Oracle E-Business Suite Applications launched via JNLP.

To close an OracleFormWindow in an Oracle application, use the CloseWindow method instead of CloseForm.

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Usability enhancements

UFT One now supports the following new usability enhancements:

  • In the Object Spy, Object Repository Editors, and Object Identification dialog boxes, you can now navigate to an object's property by typing its name.
  • When running UFT tests on Team Foundation Server (TFS), you can now view the test run results in detail within the TFS UI.
  • You can now use the Password Encoder Tool to encode the RDP connection password on a remote UFT computer. This lets you manually create a script with the RDP connection configured. Previously, this connection had to be configured in the Options dialog box, using the Generate Script button to create an automation script.

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Trial license update

The UFT One trial license period has been changed to 30 days.

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Newly supported technology versions

UFT One now supports the following technology versions:

  • Angular 9

  • Bamboo server 6.10.3, 6.10.4.

  • DevExpress 19.2

  • Eclipse 4.13

  • IBM PCOMM 14 (32-bit and 64-bit).

    See known issue about IBM PCOMM 14.

  • Java 13

  • Oracle EBS 12.2.9

  • QT 5.13

  • SAP Fiori 1.71

  • SAP GUI 760 patch 4, patch 5

  • SAP NWBC 3.6.3

  • Siebel Open UI 2019

  • Windows 10 1909 update

  • Zulu JDK (JavaFX 9 and 10 excluded)

Newly supported browser versions:

For more details, see the Product Availability Matrix.

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Localization updates

UFT One 15.0.1 is provided in the following languages:

English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese.

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