Use ClearCase with test object maps

You can use ClearCase® with shared test object maps and to merge scripts across branches.

Related concepts

Test object maps

New test objects in an object map

Searching for objects in a test object map

Regular expressions

Object library

Related tasks

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

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

Add test object descriptions

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

Canceling while checking in a merged test object map

Using shared object maps

About this task

Merging scripts across branches

About this task

Occasionally, you might find it necessary to merge scripts across branches, for example, when maintaining multiple branches, one for an imminent release and one for an upcoming release. Each Functional Tester script consists of several files. To maintain the integrity of each Functional Tester script, merge the files that make up the script in the correct order.

To merge files:


  1. From the graphical user interface, start the ClearCase Version Tree Browser.

  2. On the command line, use the merge or findmerge commands to merge files in the following order:

    Do not use the Merge Manager. The Merge Manager does not allow you to specify the order to merge files. You must merge files in the following order or the Functional Tester script will not run correctly:

    1. Shared test object map (*.rftmap)

    2. Script definition (resources/*.rftdef)

    3. Script helper file (resources/*

    4. Verification points (resources/*.rftvp)

    5. Script file ( for Functional Tester, Java Scripting, or scriptname.vb for Functional Tester, VB.NET Scripting)

  3. Check in files in the same order that you merge them.

    Do not check in any of the script files until all files are merged.


Functional Tester automatically merges all files except the script java file for Functional Tester, Java Scripting, or scriptname.vb for Functional Tester, VB.NET Scripting. Functional Tester does not merge test datapool files. The last datapool file you check in overrides the previous datapool file you checked in.


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