One major aspect of quality appraisal is the assessment of regression tests. At some point in the testing effort, you
will want to run a regression test on a baseline of expected behavior on your application under test. Regression tests
can be run at different levels (see Concept: Levels of Test for additional information) and at different stages in the test lifecycle (see Concept: The Lifecycle of Testing). It is therefore important that a testing tool facilitates creating test regressions.
This tool mentor describes how to create a regression test by means of running collections of test scripts with the
callScript capability of IBM® Rational® Functional Tester.
To create a regression test script using Rational Functional Tester, perform the following steps:
Create a Regression Test Script
Run a Regression Test Script
1. Create a Regression Test Script
Right-click the project file in the Projects view and select Add Empty Script
Give the regression script a name indicating that it is part of a regression test and click Finish
In the blank regression script, with the cursor placed within the public void testMain(Object args) method,
right-click a folder in the Projects view
Select Insert contained scripts as "callScript"
Select Yes in the dialog box
Rational Functional Tester inserts a callScript command for all scripts in the folder that you selected
2. Run a Regression Test Script
With the regression script highlighted in the Projects view, right-click the script and select Run
in the context menu
You can now assess the regression in the Playback Log, which indicates whether everything has passed
For more information on recording and interpreting
scripts, refer to the topics Recording a Script and Viewing Results in the Log in the Rational
Functional Tester online Help.