Output Values in GUI Testing

Relevant for: GUI tests and components

Your test or component can retrieve values and store them in output value objects. You can then use these values as input at a later stage in a run session.

An output value step is a step in which one or more values are captured at a specific point in your test or component and stored for the duration of the run session. The values can later be used as input at a different point in the run session.

You can output the property values of any object. You can also output values from text strings, table cells, databases, and .xml documents.

When you create output value steps, you can determine where the values are stored during the run session and how they can be used. During the run session, UFT retrieves each value at the specified point and stores it in the specified location. When the value is needed later in the run session, UFT retrieves it from this location and uses it as required.

Output values are stored only for the duration of the run session. When the run session is repeated, the output values are reset.

For details about using output values for each add-in environment installed with UFT, see Supported Output Values.