UFT (Unified Functional Test) 11.5 has an entirely new, different and modern IDE (Integrated Development Environment) designed for both developers and testers. The new IDE offers many enhanced editor and coding capabilities like improved statement completion, customized and built in Code snippets, class and function browsers, Go to dialog box etc. All the things like menu, pane , toolbar etc has been changed or placed differently than you had seen in QTP earlier. If you have installed UFT 11.5, you might be wondering now “I don’t see QTP here, Where is my QTP!!”
QTP is still there just with a new mask this time. In this series of posts I will focus on the changes in the UI(User Interface), which makes UFT different altogether and so you will not loose your QTP. This post explains the details on Changes in Menu Commands.
Menu Changes in UFT
Create New Test – this doesn’t changed, File > New > Test. but the way it used to work earlier is changed in UFT 11.5. Now it will pop you a dialog box to select the type of test you want to go for.
New Scripted Component – File > New > Scripted Component is File > New Business Component
Open Business Component – File > Open > Business Component
Close All Function Libraries – to do this in QTP you need to go to File > Close All Function Libraries . In UFT, right click on any document tab and select Close All Documents.
ALM/ QC Connection – ALM is a separate menu option in UFT 11.5. All menu command to manage ALM connection have been moved here. In QTP, these menu commands are
ALM/QC Version Control > Check Out
ALM/QC Version Control > Undo Check Out
ALM/QC Version Control > Check In
ALM/QC Version Control > Version History
ALM/QC Version Control > Baseline History
Process Guidance Management has been removed in UFT.
Associating Function Library is simple now, just right click the library document tab in document Pane and select Associate Library with Function.
Action Commands – All action commands (except Split) can be accessible from right-click menu option on the action in canvas or the action mode in the keyword view. These edit commands are
Action Properties and
Split Action is not relevant for UFT.
Basically the earlier edit menu options are now in two menus Edit and Search.
Available Keyword – pane is toolbox pane now. View > Toolbox
Data table is called as simply Data in UFT, View > Data
Same for Debug Viewer as well, View > Debug. All the different Debug options are available at the menu option only to choose from.
Resources are available under Solution Explorer pane. View > Solution Explorer.
Expert View is known as Editor in UFT and is available under View menu Options. The command switches between the Keyword View and Editor
Toolbar, Process Guidance and Window Theme is not relevant for UFT.
Insert Menu – Almost all the insert menu options are under Design menu option.
Checkpoints – Design> Checkpoint
Output Value – Design > Output Value
Step Generator – Design >Step Generator, this is also available in right click menu options at keyword view and editor as well.
Code Snippets – Insert > Conditional Statement and Insert > Loop Statement is now under Edit menu.
The Automation menu from QTP is incorporated into two menus, Run and Record. All the options related to Recording are in Record sub menu, like record, stop, record and run settings etc.
Option for Run are in Run sub menu. Run menu also contains sub menu options for all the sub menu items under Debug menu in QTP.
Automation > Web Service Testing Wizard is now in Tools sub menu in UFT. Tools > Web Service Testing Wizard. The web service add-in is supported for backwards compatibility only is not enabled by default. New tests and component can use HP’s API testing solution for web service testing purpose.
Tools menu: Some of the service test menu option are there in the Tools menu.
Tools > View Option is now in Tools > Options> Text Editor tab
Option dialog box is entirely changed now, well designed and properly segregated by type.
Window Customization menu commands like Cascade, Tile horizontally/vertically is not available in UFT.
Resource Menu– The Associated Function Libraries command from the QTP 11 resource menu is not available in UFT.
To view the list of function libraries associated with a test or component, use Solution Explorer pane or the Resources Pane.