One of the first things you will do in IBM® Rational® Functional Tester is create a project. This step is necessary to
define the test environment configuration for your test effort. The project is used to set references to other
projects, set default properties for test assets (such as object maps and script templates), and manage the integration
with IBM® Rational® Test Manager.
A Rational Functional Tester project stores application test assets such as scripts, object maps, verification point
baseline files, and test datapools. From a Rational Functional Tester project, you can manage your test assets from the
Projects view. Creating a project is a necessary precursor to developing tests. Before you can begin recording scripts
(see Tool Mentor: Create Test Scripts Using IBM Rational Functional Tester), you must
first create a project.
Note: If you have Rational TestManager installed, you may use the integrated features of Rational
Functional Tester with Rational TestManager. This integration requires Rational TestManager version 20003.06.13 or
higher. For more information on this integration, refer to the topic Understanding Functional Test Product Packaging and Integrations
in the Rational Functional Tester online Help.
To create a test project in Rational Functional Tester, perform the following steps:
Open Rational Functional Tester
Ensure that the Functional Test Perspective is selected
Select File > New > Functional Test Project
Enter a project name and click Finish
For more information on Rational Functional Tester projects, refer to the topic Creating a Functional Tester Project in the Rational Functional
Tester online Help.