Create an external environment variables file

Relevant for: GUI tests only

Note: This task is part of a higher-level task. For details, see Use user-defined external environment variables.

Create an external environment variable file in the Test Settings

  1. Define the variables in the Environment pane of the Test Settings dialog box (File > Settings > Environment node).

  2. Click Export to export the user-defined environment variables to an .xml file.

    For details, see Environment Pane (Test Settings Dialog Box).

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Create an external environment variable file manually

  1. Create an .xml file using the editor of your choice.

    You can use the UFT environment variable file schema in:<UFT installation folder>\help\QTEnvironment.xsd or follow the formatting instructions below.

  2. Enter <Environment>on the first line.

  3. Enter each variable name-value pair in between <Variable> elements using the following format:

    <Variable>
        <Name>This is the first variable's name</Name>
        <Value>This is the first variable's value</Value>
        <Description> This text is optional and can be used to add comments.
        It is shown only in the XML and not in UFT</Description>
    </Variable>
  4. Enter </Environment> on the last line.

    <Environment>
        <Variable>
            <Name>Address1</Name>
            <Value>25 Yellow Road</Value>
        </Variable>
        <Variable>
            <Name>Address2</Name>
            <Value>Greenville</Value>
        </Variable>
        <Variable>
            <Name>Name</Name>
            <Value>John Brown</Value>
        </Variable>
        <Variable>
            <Name>Telephone</Name>
            <Value>1-123-12345678</Value>
        </Variable>
    </Environment>
  5. Save the file in a location that is accessible from the UFT computer. The file must be in .xml format with an .xml file extension.

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