Welcome to UFT Developer

OpenTextUFT Developer helps you develop automated tests for a wide range of technologies, using standard IDEs with modern programming languages. UFT Developer requires familiarity with the basics of programming in the language you use to develop your tests.

This UFT Developer help center covers UFT Developer versions 2021 through 24.2. Any version-specific changes are indicated where relevant.

Where do I start?

New to UFT Developer? Get started in the following areas:

Set up your system

  • Install the UFT Developer runtime engine on any machine where you want to run UFT Developer tests. For details, see Installation guide.
  • Install one or more supported IDEs and the relevant UFT Developer plugins on any machine where you want to write and edit UFT Developer tests.
Other administrative tasks

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Set up a UFT Developer test

In the IDE of your choice, create a UFT Developer testing project, use UFT Developer to create test object descriptions and write tests that can perform operations on your applications.

Create a testing project

Create a UFT Developer testing project in the IDE of your choice, using the project templates provided with UFT Developer or use your own custom framework.

See Create a UFT Developer testing project or module.

Customize your test settings

Customize the UFT Developer runtime server settings and report options.

See Customize test settings

Define test objects

Create test object descriptions that enable UFT Developer to identify the objects in your application and can withstand changes in the application you’re testing.

Write programmatic descriptions or use the visually oriented tools that UFT Developer offers to provide an interface to the tested application and its objects.

For details, see:

Write tests

After you create test object descriptions, write automated tests whose steps call the methods and properties of these UFT Developer test objects.

Use one or more of the following UFT Developer SDKs:

Use the Test Recorder to accelerate test creation, recording user operations on the tested application and generating a test script from the recorded steps.

Add code to verify application behavior

Verify that the objects in your application look and behave as you expect.

When these special steps return false results, the step and test fail, but no exception is thrown and your test continues to run.

For details, see Verifications.

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Run and analyze your test

After running your tests, get straight to the bottom of issues with UFT Developer’s reports, which provide a detailed description of test execution flow, including clear, actionable reasons for test failure at each step.

Run test

Run your UFT Developer tests in Jenkins or other tools as part of your CI/CD processes. See Run UFT Developer tests.

Analyze run results

HTML reports include information about the run, including optional screen captures. See Analyze run results.

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