Parameters Tab (Properties Pane - GUI Testing)

Relevant for: GUI tests and components

This tab enables you to define input parameters that pass values into your test, action, or component and output parameters that pass values from your test, action, or component to external sources. This tab is not available for application areas.

Parameter details in this pane correspond with the parameter settings for a test, action, component as defined in the Parameters pane of the Settings dialog box (File > Settings).

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element

Description

Add

Adds an additional parameter to the grid.

You can also add a parameter by double-clicking within the grid.

Edit Parameter. Enables you to edit the selected input or output parameter in the Edit Input/Output Parameter Dialog Box (Properties Pane - GUI Testing).

You can also edit directly from the parameters grid.

Delete Parameter. Deletes the selected input or output parameter.

Caution: The Undo command is not supported for the Properties pane. Therefore, before you delete a parameter, verify that the parameter is not in use. Deleting a parameter that is in use may cause the corresponding step to fail.

Maintain SAP Parameters. Only available when working with SAP Solution Manager in Integration Mode.

Allows you to add, delete, and edit Structured Parameters in the SAP Solution Manager Test Data Container. Clicking the icon opens SAP Solution Manager and hides the UFT window.

<input parameters list>

The list of input parameters for the selected test, action, or component. The following information is available:

  • Name. The name of the parameter.

  • Type. An icon that represents the type of the parameter.

    Possible types include:

    • String

    • Password

    • Number

    • Date

    • Boolean

    • Any

    • Structured

  • Default Value. The default value of the parameter.

    UFT assigns a default value for each type as specified below, if you do not specify a default value for each parameter.

    • String. Empty string

    • Password. Empty string

    • Number. 0

    • Date. The current date

    • Boolean. False

    • Any. Empty string

    • Structured. The default value provided in the SAP Solution Manager Test Data Container

Note:  

<output parameters list>

The list of output parameters for the selected test, action, or component.

  • Name. The name of the parameter.

  • Type. An icon that represents the type of the parameter (as described in the <input parameters list>).

Note: The information is displayed in read-only format. To edit any of these fields, use the Edit Input/Output Parameter Dialog Box (Properties Pane - GUI Testing) or double-click the parameter name.

<parameter description area>

The name and description of the selected input or output parameter.

Note: The information is displayed in read-only format. To edit any of these fields, use the Edit Input/Output Parameter Dialog Box (Properties Pane - GUI Testing).