Record Toolbar

Relevant for: GUI tests and components and business process tests

This toolbar enables you to perform, manage, and organize your recording session.

To access
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Ensure that a GUI test or component or a business process test is in focus in the document pane.
    • In the Solution Explorer, select a GUI test or component node or one of its child nodes or a business process test.
  2. Select Record > Record. This toolbar opens automatically at the beginning of a recording session.
Important information
  • This toolbar provides the controls for the recording session. From the toolbar, you can choose a type of recording (default, analog, low-level, Insight, or Standard Windows Recording (SAP add-in only)) if necessary, add checkpoints to the test or component, add actions to the test, and open the Object Spy dialog box or the Object Repository window.
  • By default, the toolbar is floating. You can place the toolbar anywhere on the screen or pin it to the top of the screen.
  • You can minimize the toolbar buttons while recording.
  • You can record only new business process tests. When you start recording in a business process test, you are prompted to create a component.
Relevant tasks

Record a GUI test or component

Use the following elements to help you record tests:

UI Element


(GUI tests only)

<Action List>. The list of actions in the current test. You can select an action from the drop-down list to assign the recorded steps to different actions.

<Component List>. The list of components included in the current test.

(tests only)

Call to New Action. Inserts a call to an action during the recording session. The following options are available:

  • Call to New Action
  • Call to Copy of Action
  • Call to Existing Action
  • Call to Existing API Test/Action
Add New Business Component. Creates a new business component (saved in ALM) and adds the component to your business process test.

Capture. Opens the Capture dialog box, which enables you to capture the objects in the entire area or a selected area of your application with one click.

Note: Capturing objects is not supported for the Mobile Add-in.

Recording Mode

A drop down list enabling you to switch recording modes. When the drop down is collapsed, it displays the current recording mode.

Recording mode choices include:

  • Default. The normal recording mode for UFT recording sessions. If no other recording mode is selected, then recording is done in default mode.
  • Analog Recording. Activates Analog Recording mode. Each time you select this mode, the Analog Recording opens.
  • Low-Level Recording. Activates Low-Level Recording mode.
  • Insight Recording. Activates Insight Recording mode.
  • Standard Windows Recording. Activates Standard Windows Recording mode. For details, see the section on Standard Windows Recording in the SAP GUI for Windows User Guide.

Object Spy. Opens the Object Spy dialog box.

Object Repository. Opens the Object Repository window.

Insert Checkpoint or Output Value.Inserts a checkpoint or output value to your action or component while recording.

Synchronization Point. Opens the Add Synchronization Point Dialog Box, which enables you to add a wait period to your test for a given step.