You can upgrade directly to the most recent version of UFT One from any previous version of the product.
Before you upgrade
Upgrading to the latest version ensures that you benefit from all the latest features and developments, including fixes and security updates. For more details, see the UFT One version upgrade hub.
Depending on the version you are upgrading from, consider the following:
|UFT One version 2021 or earlier||
If you customized the EmulatedDevices.xml file, back up the file before you upgrade. When you complete the upgrade, add your customization to the new EmulatedDevices.xml file located in the <UFT One installation folder/bin> directory.
|UFT version 14.53 or earlier||
UFT One uses .NET Framework 4.8. Earlier UFT versions used earlier .NET Framework versions.
Consult the UFT One Support Matrix to make sure that your operating system is compatible with the new version.
|UFT version 12.54 or earlier||
Uninstall UFT and all relevant patches before installing UFT One.
To upgrade UFT One:
Restart your system to ensure complete configuration for the system.
Run the UFT One_<VersionNumber>_Setup.exe file to upgrade using the installation wizard.
Alternatively, update your silent installation scripts to use the newly downloaded files.
Note: Upgrades retain Run Session and Startup options only. Redefine all other settings as needed.
Starting from UFT One 2021, the UFT One configuration files are stored in new locations.
The first time you run UFT One after upgrading from a version earlier than 2021, all existing setting files are automatically migrated to the new locations. This enables you to continue using your existing UFT One settings in the new version.
If the UFT One Settings Migration fails to migrate all files, UFT One suggests that you move the files manually. Otherwise, UFT One uses default settings instead of your existing configuration.
The following table lists the folders that contain files to migrate. Copy all of the files under the folders in the left to the new folders in the right.
|Old folder||New folder|
|%APPDATA%\HP\QuickTest Professional||%APPDATA%\Micro Focus\QuickTest Professional|
|%APPDATA%\HP\API Testing||%APPDATA%\Micro Focus\API Testing|
Note: If you downgrade to a UFT One version earlier than 2021, the existing configuration will not be preserved and default settings of the older version are used.
The following items address issues when upgrading in specific situations. Read the instructions for any of the situations that are relevant for your upgrade.
- Upgrade licenses
If you are upgrading your silent installation scripts and the current scripts, including the Help_Documents parameter, remove this parameter. Help documents are no longer installed with UFT One.
You can access the Help Center online, or download it to your local drive. Download the Help from the Options dialog box (Tools > Options > General tab > Help).
You must get a new license if you are upgrading from QuickTest, Service Test, or a version of UFT One earlier than 12.50.
You can also upgrade your license to the new Functional Testing licenses: UFT One and UFT Developer. This step is not required.
For assistance, contact your sales representative.
UFT One supports the AutoPass License Server as its concurrent license server.
If you are upgrading to UFT One with a concurrent license, you must also upgrade your concurrent license server and install your licenses on the AutoPass License Server.
For details, see the AutoPass License Server online documentation.
Note: If you are installing UFT One from the compressed Package for the Web Bundle, this link is not available. If you need to install UFT One and the License Server, you must install UFT One from the Full UFT One DVD Release or the Core UFT One DVD Bundle.
UFT One has changed the way that the Microsoft WebDriver program (required for the OpenText UFT Agent for Edge) is used. For details on the required steps to perform, see Enable the Edge Agent for UFT on Microsoft Edge Legacy.
If you are running UFT One with an automation script and have added text recognition options to the script, the following properties are obsolete and must be updated:
The first time you run UFT One after upgrading from a version earlier to 2021, all existing setting files are automatically migrated to new locations.
If you install a different license immediately after the upgrade, the license is automatically overwritten the first time you run UFT One, resulting in a UFT One failure.
Therefore, after the upgrade, open UFT One once before installing a new license.
In UFT One, identifying AI objects using ordinal location is calculated more consistently. As a result, you may need to adjust some steps in your existing tests.
If you find that AI objects described by ordinal location are not identified correctly, reinspect your application to find the best description to use. For example, if you described the object as third from the top, a description of fourth from the left might now give more consistent results.
For details on using ordinal locations, see To describe an object's ordinal location.
Some text recognition enhancements were introduced in UFT One 23.4. If you run tests last updated in earlier UFT One versions, you may need to adjust some text recognition settings:
AI-based text recognition: Options for Noise trimming and considering UI control borders were added (selected by default). For details, see Configure text recognition options.
Text recognition using the ABBYY OCR engine: UFT One now uses a newer version of the ABBYY OCR engine. If necessary, adjust your text recognition settings. You can use the Preview pane to experiment with various settings until you achieve optimal recognition. See Configure text recognition settings.