Relevant for: GUI tests and components
The Update Options tab enables you to specify which aspects of your test or component you want to update, such as test object descriptions, expected checkpoint values, and/or, for tests and scripted components, Active Screen images and values. After you save the test or component, the results of the updated test or component are used for subsequent runs.
User interface elements are described below:
|Update test object description||
UFT updates the set of properties for each object class in your associated object repositories according to the properties currently defined in the Object Identification Dialog Box. You can use this option to modify the set of properties used to identify an object of a certain type.
|Update checkpoint and output value properties||
UFT updates the expected values of your checkpoints to reflect any changes that may have occurred in your application since you created the test and updates the list of items that can be retrieved in your output value steps.
|Update active screen images and values (tests and scripted components only)||
UFT updates images and property values in the Active Screen to reflect any changes that may have occurred in your application since you recorded the test or if the Active Screen does not appear as it should.
- When using the Update test object descriptions, if the property set you select in the Object Identification Dialog Box for an object class is not ideal for a particular object, the new object description may cause future runs to fail. Therefore, we recommend that you save a copy of your object repositories (or check them into an ALM project with version control support, if applicable) before updating them, so that you can return to the previously saved version, if necessary.
- If checkpoint property values are parameterized or include regular expressions, they are not updated when using the Update checkpoint properties and output property values option.
- If you selected the Save only selected area check box when creating a bitmap checkpoint, the Update Run Mode option updates only the saved area of the bitmap; it does not update the original, full size object. To include more of the object in the checkpoint, create a new checkpoint. For more details, see Bitmap checkpoints.