Managing shared object repositories using automation

Relevant for: GUI tests and components

UFT provides an Object Repository automation object model that enables you to manage UFT shared object repositories and their contents from outside of UFT. The automation object model enables you to use a scripting tool to access UFT shared object repositories via automation.

Just as you use the UFT automation object model to automate your UFT operations, you can use the objects and methods of the Object Repository automation object model to write scripts that manage shared object repositories, instead of performing these operations manually using the Object Repository Manager. For example, you can add, remove, and rename test objects; import from and export to XML; retrieve and copy test objects; and so forth.

After you retrieve a test object, you can manipulate it using the methods and properties available for that test object class. For example, you can use the GetTOProperty and SetTOProperty methods to retrieve and modify its properties.

Automation programs are especially useful for performing the same tasks multiple times or on multiple shared object repositories. You can write your automation scripts in any language and development environment that supports automation. For example, you can use VBScript, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Visual C++, or Visual Studio .NET.

Using the Unified Functional Testing Object Repository Automation Reference

The Unified Functional Testing Object Repository Automation Reference is a Help file that provides detailed descriptions, syntax information, and examples for the objects and methods in the UFT shared object repository automation object model.

The Help topic for each automation object includes a list and description of the methods associated with that object. Method Help topics include detailed description, syntax, return value type, and argument value information.

You can open the Unified Functional Testing Object Repository Automation Reference from the main UFT Help menu (Help > HPE UFT GUI Testing Automation and Schema References > Object Repository Automation Reference).

Note: The syntax and examples in the Help file are written in VBScript-style. If you are writing your automation program in another language, the syntax for some methods may differ slightly from what you find in the corresponding Help topic. For details on syntax for the language you are using, see the documentation included with your development environment or to general documentation for the programming language.