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Automated Test Scripts Recorded in Rational Robot

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Chapter 4 - Implementing Tests
Automated Test Scripts Recorded in Rational Robot
TestManager comes with built-in support for implementing the following types of
test scripts in Robot (if Robot is installed):
s
GUI
A test script written in SQABasic, a Rational proprietary Basic-like scripting
language. GUI test scripts are used primarily for functional testing.
s
VU or VB
When you record a session, you can generate VU or VB test scripts from
the recorded session, depending on a recording option that you select in Robot.
VU test scripts are used primarily for performance testing.
To record a test script for functional testing in Robot, starting from TestManager:
s
Click
File > Record > GUI
.
This starts Robot and opens the Record dialog box.
To record a test script for performance testing in Robot, starting from TestManager:
s
Click
File > Record > Session
.
This starts Robot and opens the Record Session dialog box.
For more information about recording test scripts, see the
Rational Robot User's Guide
and
the Rational Robot Help.
Note:
If you are recording and running scripts on Windows 98 or Windows ME, you
must connect to a remote Rational Administrator project, and therefore a remote test
datastore. Rational Administrator no longer supports Windows 98 or Windows ME.
Manual Test Scripts Created in Rational ManualTest
TestManager comes with built-in support for implementing manual test scripts in
ManualTest. A manual test script contains a set of testing instructions to be run by a
human tester.
For information, see Creating Manual Test Scripts on page 87.
Custom Test Script Types
The TestManager extensible test script type functionality enables you to implement
test scripts using any tool that is appropriate for your testing environment.