Standard steps in the Keyword View

Relevant for: GUI actions and components

Add a new step using the NEW STEP button, right-clicking, or dragging and dropping from the Toolbox pane.

You can also click in the Item cell, and select an object for your step. To specify a function instead of an object, select Operation from the Item list.

Define or modify an item value

In the Item column, click in the Value cell to activate it, and enter a value for each argument.

  • You can enter constant or parameterized values.

  • Separate multiple argument values with commas.

In tests, after first defining a regular statement (such as x=10), it can be edited only in the Editor.

Parameterize an Item value for an argument

Click the   button in the required Value cell. The parameter list opens, with individual tabs for each type of parameter.

Double-click the parameter you want to use.

To add a new parameter, click Add New Parameter at the bottom of the parameter list. Then, define the type, name, and optionally the location in a data table for the new parameter.

Encode a password

You can encode passwords for use in method arguments and data table cells. For details on how to encode passwords, see:

Actions Password Encoder Tool.
Components stored in ALM

Do not encode passwords in UFT.

When business component tests run from ALM, all values are treated as strings.

If you encode a password in UFT using the Password Encoder Tool, the resulting string, for example, 4b8a4a999d0d0e2c9b6cce8bb8e3, will be used instead of the password it represents.

Components stored in UFT

Password Encoder Tool.

When your components are later upgraded to ALM, the upgrade process automatically converts existing encoded strings to a format recognized by ALM.

Add a standard step after a conditional or loop block

  1. Select the conditional or loop statement step after and outside of which you want to add the new step.

  2. Right-click the conditional or loop statement and select Insert New Step After Block, or press Shift+Insert. A new step is added to the Keyword View at the end of the conditional or loop block, outside of the conditional or loop statement (as a sibling).

  3. Specify the content of the step by modifying it, as described in Standard steps in the Keyword View.