Desktop web testing parameter values

Parameterize web environment values for each test iteration to data drive your tests during runtime, testing how your application works in different environments.

Note: For details about remote testing in Mobile Center and SRF, see:


Variable Name




The browser program to open. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

Possible values:

IE. Opens Internet Explorer.

IE64. Opens a 64-bit version of Internet Explorer.

CHROME. Opens Google Chrome.

FIREFOX. Opens Mozilla Firefox.

FIREFOX64. Opens the latest version of 64-bit Mozilla Firefox that is both installed on the computer and supported by UFT.

SAFARI. Opens Safari on the remote Mac computer connected to UFT (defined in the Web tab of the Record and Run Settings dialog box or in the REMOTE_HOST environment variable).

EDGE. Opens the locally installed version of Microsoft Edge loaded with the Edge Agent for Functional Testing.

CHROME_EMULATOR: Opens the Chrome emulator with the specified device as entered in the EmulatedDevices.xml file (found in the <UFT installation folder>/bin folder)

PHANTOMJS: Runs the test on the locally installed version of the PhantomJS toolkit.



N/A for mobile devices.

For desktop browsers, one of the following:

  • A browser version number.

  • latest, or leave this value blank to use the latest version available.



The Web address to display in the browser.

Remote Host


The host name or IP address of the Mac computer to which UFT connects.

By default, UFT connects to the Mac using port 8822. To use a different port, append the port number to the host name: <hostname>:<port number>.

Make sure to configure the same port number on the Mac, in the UFT port option in the UFT Connection Agent preferences.

For more details, see Connect to a remote Mac computer.

Relevant only for running tests and components on the Apple Safari browser.

use SSL flag USE_SSL

Specifies whether to secure the connection to the Mac computer by using SSL for the connection.

Possible values:

  • TRUE

  • FALSE (Default)

Relevant only for running tests and components on the Apple Safari browser.

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