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Automated Test Scripts and Rational Robot

Chapter 1 - Introducing Rational TestManager
Security and Privileges for the Rational Test Datastore
When administrators create Rational projects using the Administrator, they determine
the security of the Rational Test datastore.
For any Rational project, administrators can create test groups with specific write and
administration privileges, and they can create test users and assign them to test
groups. The test users take on the privileges of the test groups to which they are
assigned. For more information about security, see the Rational Administrator Help.
Automated Test Scripts and Rational Robot
With Rational® Robot, you can develop automated test scripts for functional testing
and performance testing. Use Robot to:
Perform full functional testing.
Record test scripts that navigate through your
application and test the state of objects through verification points.
Perform full performance testing. Record test scripts that help you determine
whether a system is performing within user-defined response-time standards
under varying workloads.
Test applications developed with IDEs (Integrated Development Environments)
such as Java, HTML, Visual Basic, Oracle Forms, Delphi, and PowerBuilder. You
can test objects even if they are not visible in the application's interface.
Collect diagnostic information about an application during test script playback.
Robot is integrated with Rational Purify®, Rational Quantify®, and Rational
PureCoverage®. You can play back test scripts under a diagnostic tool and see the
results in the test log in TestManager.
Automated Test Scripts and Rational TestFactory
Rational TestFactory® is an automated, component-based development tool designed
for use by test teams as well as individual developers and quality engineers.
Rational ClearQuest
Stores change-request information for software development,
including enhancement requests, defect reports, and
documentation modifications. When you associate a Rational
ClearQuest database with a project in the Administrator, you can
submit defects directly from a test log in TestManager into
ClearQuest. TestManager automatically fills in some of the fields
in the ClearQuest defect form with information from the test log
and automatically records the defect ID from ClearQuest in the
test log.