Add test object descriptions

You can enter descriptive text about an object that Functional Tester adds to the Administrative property set tab for the object. Functional Tester also displays the description when you place the cursor over the object name in a script.

To add descriptive text to the Administrative property tab for the test object:


  1. In the test object map, select a test object.

  2. From the test object map toolbar click the Test Object: Description button to open the Set Description Property for Selected Test Object dialog box.

  3. In the Test Object Description for object field, enter the text for the description property of the selected test object.

    If the test object has a description property, Functional Tester displays the text in the text box, for you to edit.

  4. Click OK. Functional Tester places the description in the helper class. The description is not inserted until the helper class file is regenerated, which occurs when you record, playback, or update recognition properties. To regenerate the helper class file manually, in the Functional Tester menu click Script > Update Script Helper.

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Test object maps

New test objects in an object map

Searching for objects in a test object map

Regular expressions

Object library

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Create and using a test object map to test applications

Create a new test object map

Merging multiple test object maps

Add objects to a test object map

Insert dynamic test object

Converting dynamic test object

Use ClearCase with test object maps

Add a test object to an object map and a script

Editing object properties

Displaying associated scripts

Renewing a name in associated script(s)

Resetting object names to the default names in associated script(s)

Add test objects to a script

Editing test object descriptions

Delete test objects from an object map

Unifying two test objects

Maintaining a test object map

Renaming a test asset

Update recognition properties

Delete a test object map

Locating a test object in the application

Replace an exact-match property with a pattern

Related reference

Set Description Property for Selected Test Object dialog box


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