UFT Terminology Quick Reference

Relevant for: GUI tests and components and API testing

This section lists the relevant testing areas for common UFT elements, as well as references for more details.

Testing type

Includes these testing documents:

GUI tests

  • GUI tests
  • actions
  • function libraries

GUI components

  • keyword GUI components
  • scripted GUI components
  • application areas
  • function libraries

API testing

  • API tests
  • API components
  • user code files

Term (A-Z)

Relevant for:

For details, see:

.NET assembly

API testing

 

accessibility checkpoints

  • GUI tests
  • scripted GUI components

Accessibility checkpoints

actions

  • GUI tests
  • API testing

active screen

  • GUI tests
  • scripted GUI components

Active Screen Pane

activity

API testing

Standard Activities

activity repository

API testing

Perform activity sharing

add-ins

  • GUI tests
  • GUI components

UFT Add-ins

ALM project

  • GUI tests
  • GUI components
  • API testing

ALM Integration

application area

GUI components

Business Components and Application Areas

array properties

API testing

 

automation

  • GUI tests
  • GUI components

UFT Automation Scripts

bitmap checkpoints

  • GUI tests
  • scripted GUI components

Bitmap checkpoints

bookmarks

  • GUI tests
  • scripted GUI components
  • function libraries
  • API testing

Bookmarks Pane

breakpoints

  • GUI tests
  • scripted GUI components
  • function libraries
  • API testing

Breakpoints Pane

business process test

  • GUI components
  • API testing
 

canvas

  • GUI tests
  • API testing

The Canvas

checkpoint

  • GUI tests
  • GUI components
  • API testing

checkpoint validation

API testing

Checkpoint validation

classes

API testing

Search for references or classes

code completion

  • GUI tests
  • scripted GUI components
  • function libraries
  • API testing

Automatic code completion

code object

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

  • API testing

 

code snippets

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

code templates

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

  • function libraries

  • API testing

compile

API testing

Output Pane

conditional statement

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Comments, control-flow, and other VBScript statements

conditional steps

API testing'

 

data driving

  • GUI tests

  • API testing

data table

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

  • API testing

data table parameters

GUI tests

Data table parameters

data table property

API testing

Assign data to API test/component steps

database checkpoints

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Database checkpoints

database query

API testing

 

Editor

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

  • function libraries

  • API testing

The Editor

environment variables

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Storing output values

event handler

API testing

Writing code for API test events

file content checkpoints

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

File Content checkpoints

function library

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

User-Defined Functions

global data sheet

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Data tables and sheets in GUI tests and components

IBM Websphere MQ

API testing

 

input/output properties

API testing

Properties Pane

Insight objects

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Identifying objects using Insight

JMS transport

API testing

 

JSON

API testing

Send and receive a JSON request for a REST service

Keyword View

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Keyword View

load testing

API testing

 

log tracking

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Log tracking

Log Tracking Pane

loop statement

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Comments, control-flow, and other VBScript statements

maintenance run mode

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Maintenance Run mode

missing resources

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

  • API testing

Errors Pane

multipart HTTP requests

API testing

Send a multipart HTTP or REST Service request

negative testing

API testing

Negative testing of Web services

object repository

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

 

object spy

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Object Spy Dialog Box

optional steps

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Optional steps

output value

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Output Values in GUI Testing

parameter (both input and output)

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Parameterizing Object Values

property

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

  • API testing

Properties Pane

recording

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Record GUI Tests and Components

recovery scenario

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Recovery Scenarios

references

API testing

Add Reference Dialog Box

regular expression

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Regular expressions

repository parameters

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Test Objects in Object Repositories

resources

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Resources Pane (Test/Business Component Settings Dialog Box)

REST Service

API testing

Create a REST service model

run results

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

  • API testing

Using Run Results

run session

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

  • API testing

Running Tests and Components

run-time object

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

How UFT applies the test object model concept

SOAP

API testing

Web Service scenario

solution

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

  • API testing

Solution Explorer Pane

statement completion

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

  • function libraries

  • API testing

Statement completion

step generator

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Step Generator Dialog Box

syntax errors

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

  • API testing

Errors Pane

system monitor

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Local System Monitor Pane (Test/Business Component Settings Dialog Box / Application Area - Additional Settings Pane)

Test Batch Runner

  • GUI tests

  • API testing

Create and run a test batch

test loops

API testing

 

test object

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

The Test Object Model

test variables

API testing

Define API test properties or user/system variables

text checkpoint

text area checkpoints

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Text and text area checkpoints

text recognition

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

TODO comments

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

  • function libraries

  • API testing

Tasks Pane

Toolbox

  • GUI actions

  • GUI components

    function libraries

  • API testing

    Business process tests and flows

Toolbox Pane

 

Update Run Mode

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

Update Run mode

Update Service/Assembly

API testing

Updating Services and Assemblies

user code files

API testing

Writing code for API test events

Userlogger

API testing

UserLogger Object

virtual object

  • GUI tests

  • scripted GUI components

Virtual Objects

virtualized services

API testing

Virtualized services

Web services

API testing

 

WSDL

API testing

Import a WSDL-based Web service

XML checkpoints

  • GUI tests

  • GUI components

XML checkpoints

XPath Checkpoints

API testing

XPath checkpoints