Siebel Add-in

The Siebel eBusiness platform is widely used in many organizations for their business process applications. UFT can create and run tests and business components on these applications using special test objects and operations (methods and properties) that are customized for Siebel.

The customized Siebel test objects, methods, and properties make scripts simpler to read, maintain, enhance, and parameterize, enabling both advanced and novice users to create sophisticated tests and business components on Siebel applications.

UFT supports testing on both standard-interactivity and high-interactivity Siebel applications:

  • Standard-interactivity applications download data as it becomes necessary. This interface is designed for users accessing the application from outside the corporate network.

  • High-interactivity applications download the majority of the required data at one time, requiring fewer navigations. This interface is designed for heavy use, for example, by call centers.

The following tables summarize basic information about the Siebel Add-in and how it relates to some commonly-used aspects of UFT.

General Information

Add-in Type

This is a Web-based add-in. Much of its functionality is the same as other Web-based add-ins.

Supported Environments

For details on supported Siebel environments, see the Siebel Add-in section of the Unified Functional Testing Product Availability Matrix.

If you are testing SiebelOpenUI applications, the SiebelOpenUI Add-in is supported as a child add-in of the Web Add-in and appears in the Add-in Manager as a child add-in of the Web Add-in. The SiebelOpenUI Add-in must be installed as one of the Web 2.0 toolkits. You should load the Web Add-in and the SiebelOpenUI Add-in, but do not load the Siebel Add-in. If you load both the Siebel and the SiebelOpenUI add-ins, the add-ins sometimes conflict with each other, and prevent successful object recognition.

Important Information

You can use Siebel Test Express to automatically generate a new object repository, or update an existing object repository.

Test Object Methods and Properties

The Siebel Add-in provides test objects, methods, and properties that can be used when testing objects in Siebel applications. For details, see the Siebel section of the UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

Known issues Known Issues - Siebel Add-in

Prerequisites

Opening Your Application

You must open UFT and set Record and Run options before opening your Siebel application. Open the application only after you begin the recording session.

Add-in Dependencies

None

Other

  • To test a Siebel application, you must:

    • Modify the Siebel Test Automation module configuration.

    • Instruct your Siebel application to generate test automation information.

    See Siebel Test Automation Module configuration.

Configuration

Configuration Options

Use the Web pane.
(Make sure that a GUI test is open and select Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Web > General node.)

Record and Run Settings

Use the Siebel tab.
(Record > Record and Run Settings)

Test Settings

Use the Web pane.
(File > Settings > Web node)

Custom Active Screen Capture Settings

Use the Web section.
(Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Active Screen node > Custom Level)

Application Area Additional Settings)

  • Use the Web pane.
    In the application area, click Additional Settings > Web in the sidebar.

  • Use the Applications pane.
    In the application area, select Additional Settings > Applications in the sidebar.

    In the Siebel version box, specify the Siebel version for the applications on which you want to record your business component. The version that you choose remains selected for all subsequent business components.

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