Understanding checkpoint and output value types

In UFT, you can insert checkpoints to check to see that your application is running correctly. These checkpoints run as a separate test step in the overall test flow. You use output values to take a value produced by a specific step or object and pass this value to another step.

You can add most checkpoints and output values either while editing steps in the Keyword View or Editor or recording. The following exercises explain how to create some of the checkpoints described above.

When UFT creates a checkpoint or output values, it assigns a name based on information inside the checkpoint or output value - the checked value, for example. The checkpoint or output value name remains unchanged, even if you modify the information on which it was based. Keep this in mind when looking for checkpoints or output values displayed in the Keyword View. Note also, that UFT may shorted the name displayed in the Keyword View.

For additional details on checkpoints and output values, see the Unified Functional Testing User Guide.

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