IBM Rational Functional Tester MoveScript Plug-In
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-15
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The IBM Rational Functional Tester MoveScript Plug-In provides a way to automate the complex task of moving Rational Functional Tester scripts within a given project.
IBM Rational Functional Tester MoveScript Plug -In
Disclosed is a
process providing a capability to automate a complex task of moving Rational
Functional Tester1 scripts within a given project.
Typically script movement involves complex, manual steps for moving a single script.
o integrated solution is currently available. Current solutions require an excruciating set of manual steps to move a single script within a Rational Functional Tester Project.
Often an ability to move scripts within a project, as a single instance or as a larger refactoring of the layout of a project is necessary. A plug-in created using the disclosed process typically meets the need for a movement capability. The disclosed process creates a simple to use and accurate tool for moving scripts within a Rational Functional Tester product.
An issue with previous solutions is that Rational Functional Tester uses string values to call subsequent scripts, causing standard Eclipse™ 2 refactoring functions to miss all references to moved resources.
Embodiments of the disclosed process enable moving a single script using a simple user interface to select a script to move, using the file system in which the Rational project is contained. Utilization of standard Eclipse plug-in techniques enabled building a fully integrated component. The IBM® Rational Functional Tester MoveScript Plug-In is a product specific extension. The extension can be simply implemented as a
file added to an IBM Rational
Functional Tester (RFT)
The plug-in automatically adds a task bar item in RFT called "MoveScript" with menu items to an RFT product. Selecting this task bar will provide a drop-down menu list of items. A user can either move a single Script by selection or a set of scripts via batch.
Available options include Select RFT Script to Move and Specify Batch Move Input File . Using Select RFT Script to Move option identifies RFT projects within a current workspace. When selecting Select RFT Script to Move the plug-in locates any RFT projects within the workspace. If no RFT projects are found the user receives an error.
For a batch move, a user is prompted to locate a specific input file. To move a set of scripts a user needs to build a comma separated variables (CSV) file, which is basically a text file with values del...