To test web applications, you must install the ValueEdge Functional Test Design Agent and a browser extension. The agent and extension enable FT Design to communicate with your application.
To install the Design Agent, make sure you meet the following system requirements and permissions.
Make sure you have the following installed:
|Operating system||64-bit, Windows 8 or later.|
Supported versions: 16.14.0 - 17.9.1
From the Node.js website, download and install the 64-bit Windows version of the Node.js MSI installer.
|Windows media feature||
Depending on your operating system, turn on one of the following features. For up-to-date instructions, see the Microsoft documentation.
For Windows OS - Microsoft Media Feature Pack
For Windows Server 2012 and later - Microsoft Media Foundation
Make sure you have the following permissions. Read/write permissions must include subfolders as well.
|Installation permissions||Administrator permissions||
Administrator permissions to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2022 Redistributable
Note: If you already installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2022 Redistributable on your computer, administrator permissions are not required.
|File system permissions to work with||
Full read and write permissions
|Registry key permissions to work with||Full read and write permissions||
This section describes how to install the agent.
Note: You need to install one agent for each Windows user.
To install the agent:
Log in to the ValueEdge platform. Navigate to the workspace you are working on. From the platform menu, select Functional Test > Design.
A pop-up dialog box opens, prompting you to install the Agent.
Note: This functionality requires that your browser settings allow the pop-up to open.
- Click Download.
Double-click the downloaded installer program to run the installation wizard.
By default, the agent is installed in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\VEFTDesign\CodelessAgent.
In the installation wizard, select the Allow installing a web extension on Chrome, Chromium Edge option if you want to test web applications in Chrome and Chromium Edge.
This option updates your browser policy and enables the agent installation to also install the browser extension on Chrome and Chromium Edge.
Caution: Make sure that your company's security policies permit you to allow installing the extension.Windows Server: Prerequisite before you allow installing the extension
Enable Windows Installer Service.
Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu to open the Local Group Policy Editor. In the Local Group Policy Editor, select Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Installer.
Edit Turn off Windows Installer. Select the Enabled option and set Disable Windows Installer to Never.
If your company policy does not permit extension installation, you must manually enable the installation of this extension. See Enable extension installation in the UFT One Help Center.
After the installation is completed, the agent automatically starts and connects to FT Design. Otherwise, see Connect the Design Agent.
After installing the and connecting the agent, make sure your web browser is set up for testing. See Set up the browser extension.
If the agent fails to connect to FT Design automatically after you install it, or if the agent is not running, try the following:
Manually connect the agent: Click the agent button in the upper-right corner and select Connect Agent.
Check whether the port specified is available. To change the port, click the agent button and select Change Port. The default port number is 20000.
Restart the agent. Run the RestartAgent.bat file in %localappdata%\Programs\VEFTDesign\CodelessAgent\bin or manually restart it from the Windows Task Manager.
Testing web applications requires the Micro Focus UFT Agent extension. Make sure the extension is installed and enabled so your web browser is set up for testing.
Chrome and Chromium Edge
Enable the extension in your browser. Make sure the extension version enabled matches the version of FT Design.
Updating the agent installs the new extension but does not uninstall the older one. Before you use FT Design, manually remove or disable the older extension.
Update the Design Agent
The agent is periodically updated. Always keep your agent current. This section describes how to manually update the agent.
To update the agent:
Open FT Design from the ValueEdge platform.
When a new agent is available, a dialog box opens.
Click Download Update.
Alternatively, click the agent button in the upper-right corner and select Download.
Run the downloaded installer program. After the installation is completed, FT Design is automatically refreshed.
If the agent does not connect automatically, see Connect the Design Agent.
The Design Agent needs to connect to the AI Object-Detection (AIOD) Cloud Service to identify objects in an application. If your company requires a proxy for internet communication, configure the proxy settings for the agent.
To configure the proxy settings:
Click the agent button in the upper-right corner and select Proxy Settings.
In the dialog box that opens, select one of the following options:
System Proxy: Uses your system's proxy settings.
Manual Proxy: Enter your proxy address and credentials.
Working with UFT One or UFT Developer
UFT One, UFT Developer, and FT Design use the same extension to test web applications. Each product installs its version of the extension, and requires that version to be the only one enabled.
Before you use FT Design on a computer with UFT One or UFT Developer installed, make sure the extension version enabled matches the version of FT Design.
If you later need to use a different version for UFT One or UFT Developer, disable the current extension and enable the relevant one.