HP Unified Functional Testing Readme

Software Version: 12.02


Document Release Date: December 2014

Software Release Date: December 2014


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To check for recent updates of any other UFT documentation, or to verify that you are using the most recent edition, visit the HP Software Product Manuals site (requires an HP Passport).

This file provides the following information about UFT 12.02:

Note: If the information in this Readme conflicts with information in any other UFT documentation released at the same time, the information in this Readme takes precedence.

What's New in UFT 12.02

Unified Functional Testing 12.02 adds the following new features, product enhancements, and supported technologies:

UFT now supports the following technologies:

Getting Started

Installing UFT 12.02

Before You Begin

Upgrading QuickTest or Service Test Assets for Use in UFT

For QuickTest tests or components:

For Service Test tests or components:

When Upgrading from QuickTest, Service Test, or Earlier Versions of UFT

Useful Documents

Hotfix and Patch Information

If you install a hotfix or patch over UFT 12.02, information about that patch is described in the corresponding hotfix or patch readme.

If the information in a hotfix or patch readme conflicts with information in the HP Unified Functional Testing Readme or any other UFT documentation, the information in the hotfix or patch readme takes precedence.

Minimum and Recommended System Requirements and Supported Environments

This section includes:

For a complete list of all supported operating systems, browsers, and development environments, see the HP Unified Functional Testing Product Availability Matrix, available in the <UFT installation>\help folder, or get the latest version from the HP Support Matrix page site.

  Minimum Recommended
Computer Processor: 1.6 Ghz or higher 3 Ghz or higher
Operating System: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit) Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Minimum of 2 GB when no more than three add-ins are loaded simultaneously


  • An additional 512 MB of RAM are required when using a virtual machine.

  • Additional memory is required when loading more add-ins and when using the Save movie to results option to capture movies during run sessions.

4 GB or more of RAM

Hard Disk Drive: 5400 RPM 7200 RPM or faster
Color Settings: High Color (16 bit) High Color (16 bit)
Graphics Card: Graphics card with 64 MB video memory Graphics card with 64 MB or more video memory
Free Hard Disk Space:

2 GB of free disk space for application files and folders

You must also have an additional 1 GB of free disk space on the system disk (the disk on which the operating system is installed).

20 GB of free disk space for application files and folders

You must also have an additional 1 GB of free disk space on the system disk (the disk on which the operating system is installed).

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0

The information in this section is up-to-date at the time of this release. Refer to https://hpln.hp.com/page/uft-system-requirements for the most updated information.

Notes and Limitations

This section includes important notes and known limitations and workarounds:

Before You Install

This section includes information that is important for you to know before you install UFT, and includes the following:

Installation and Licensing

Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server Operating Systems


Web Add-in

Windows Runtime Add-in

WPF Add-in

UFT does not treat text block elements as child objects of WPF objects, such as lists, treeviews, and tables. Therefore, they will not be returned in a ChildObjects statement, nor will they be learned as test objects when you select to learn a WPF object and its children.

If you want to work with the text block elements of a WPF object, use a GetItem() or GetItemProperty() statement.

Note: The above behavior was implemented after QTP 11.00. Therefore, if you have ChildObject steps in existing tests that previously returned these text block elements, those tests may fail or produce unexpected results. In this case, update such steps as recommended above.


The index for the SAPUIList.GetItem or SAPUIMenu.GetItem methods changed from 0-based to 1-based. If you used these methods in your tests in UFT 12.01, update your tests accordingly to ensure that they run correctly.


When recording on a SblOUIAdvancedEdit or SblOUIComboBox object, UFT does not record the Set method correctly if you change the object's value in the popup control inside the object (such as the calculator, calendar or combo box).

Workaround: Click inside the popup control and then change the value.

Web Services Add-in (Discontinued)

The Web Services Add-in that was provided with QuickTest is not included in UFT. Instead, use the UFT API testing features to test your Web Services.

If you need to work with your existing QuickTest Web Services Add-in assets in UFT, contact HP Software Support or your HP Software provider.

64-Bit Applications

Discontinued QuickTest and Service Test Commands or Features

The following commands or features, which were supported by preceding versions of QuickTest or Service Test, are not available in UFT:



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