Configure an emulator to work with UFT Developer

Configure your terminal emulator configurations to work with UFT Developer. Configurations differ depending on the emulator type.

Hummingbird HostExplorer

  1. Open HostExplorer.

  2. From the HostExplorer main menu, select File > Save Session Profile.

  3. In the Save Profile dialog box, set the HLLAPI Short Name to the uppercase letter A.

  4. From the main menu, select Options > API Settings.

  5. In the API Global Settings dialog box, select the Update screen after PS update and Auto sync options.

  6. Click OK.


  1. Open HostExplorer.

  2. Open a saved session.

  3. Select Options > Edit Session Profile.

  4. Select Terminal > API in the categories tree.

  5. Select A as the session short name and click OK.

  6. Save the session profile.

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IBM Personal Communications (PCOM)

The preconfigured settings enable UFT Developer to work with IBM PCOM terminal emulators.

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IBM WebSphere Host On-Demand

  1. Open the WebSphere Host On-Demand EHLLAPI Enablement Tool. (If you do not have this tool, contact IBM for details on how to acquire and install it.)
  2. To enable UFT Developer to record on the IBM WebSphere Host On-Demand terminal emulator, define the session options as follows:

    1. Click Configure and select Properties from the list. Then select Preferences > Start Options and set Auto-Start HLLAPI Enabler to Yes.

    2. Set the Start In Separate Window option to Yes.

    3. Set the Alternate Terminal option to Disable.

    Make sure that the server and client are not installed on a computer on which another terminal emulator is installed.

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NetManange RUMBA

  1. Open RUMBA.

  2. In RUMBA, select Options > API. The API Options dialog box opens.

  3. Click the Identification tab.

  4. In the Session Short Name field, type the uppercase letter A.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Save the profile.

    Tip: We recommend saving the profile before you start testing with UFT Developer. This enables you to configure the terminal emulator once and then reuse the saved settings.

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NetManage RUMBA Web-to-Host

  1. Open the RUMBA Web-to-Host Session Configuration Manager and open a session.
  2. In addition to your standard configuration steps, in the Configuration Manager:

    1. Select Pro client from the Implementation drop-down list.

    2. Click HLLAPI Configuration and select A from the Session Short Name drop-down list.

  3. Save the profile.


    • For versions 5.x: Only Mainframe Display is supported for the Java client; Only Replay is supported for both Java client and Pro client.

    • For version 6.x: Java Client is not supported; Only Replay is supported for Pro client.

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Seagull BlueZone

  1. Open BlueZone.

  2. In BlueZone, select Options > API. The API Properties dialog box opens.

  3. Click the Options tab.

  4. In the Short Name Session Identifier field, type the uppercase letter A.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Save the session.

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WRQ Reflection

  1. Open a new or existing session.

  2. Select Setup > Terminal.

  3. In the Short Name field, type the uppercase letter A.

  4. Click OK.

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Zephyr Passport

  1. Open a new or existing session.

  2. Check that the session shortname, (A) Passport.zws, appears in the window title bar.

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