Object Repository Window

Relevant for: GUI tests and components

This window enables you to manage description properties and object repository associations for your action or component.

You can use the Object Repository window to:

  • View the object description of any object in the repository (in local and shared object repositories).
  • Modify local objects and their properties.
  • Add test objects to your local object repository.
  • Drag and drop test objects to your test or component. When you drag and drop a test object to your test or component, UFT inserts a step with the default operation for that test object in your test or component.

For example, if you drag and drop a button object to your test or component, a step is added using the button object, with a Click operation (the default operation for a button object).

To access
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Ensure that a GUI test, action, or component is in focus in the document pane.
    • In the Solution Explorer, select a GUI test or component node or one of its child nodes.
  2. Do one of the following:

    • UFT main window: Click the Object Repository button , or choose Resources > Object Repository
    • Solution Explorer pane: Double-click an object repository, or right-click an object repository and choose Open Repository
    • GUI Test: Right-click an action in the canvas and choose Object Repository
    • Toolbox pane: Right-click a test object and choose Open Resource
    • Record toolbar: Click the Object Repository button during a recording session.
Important information
  • Local objects are editable (black). Objects from a shared object repository are read-only format (gray).

  • You can modify checkpoint and output value details for objects saved in the local object repository.

  • You cannot drag and drop checkpoint and output objects from the Object Repository window to your testing document.

  • You can copy an object from a shared object repository to the local object repository, and then modify it.

  • Test objects for environments that are not installed/loaded with UFT are displayed with a question mark icon.

  • The Object Repository window is read-only during a record or run session.

Relevant tasks

Define a visual relation identifier for a test object - Use-Case scenario

See alsodd

Maintaining description properties.

User interface elements are described below: