Tool Mentor: Create a Test Project Using IBM Rational Functional Tester
This tool mentor describes how to use IBM Rational Functional Tester to create a project.
Tool: IBM Rational Functional Tester
Main Description


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.

Tool Steps

To create a test project in Rational Functional Tester, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Rational Functional Tester
  2. Ensure that the Functional Test Perspective is selected
  3. Select File > New > Functional Test Project
  4. 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.