UFT One 2021 is Now Available

by in Application Delivery Management

Micro Focus is proud to announce the release of Micro Focus UFT One 2021, designed to help test automation engineers gain broader insight into quality faster than ever before. Here are the top ten new features and enhancements that you’ll see in the product.

1. Artificial Intelligence-Based Testing Enhancements

UFT One’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) now recognizes even more objects, including complex objects such as calendars and tables, significantly increasing the scope of the type of objects that you can automate with AI.

There’s a new AI Inspection window that makes it even easier to identify the objects in your application and add them to your test script.

To increase test resilience, you can run the test with the new ‘Object Identification Verification’ mode that checks that objects in the test are recognized accurately.

A number of performance improvements were introduced as well. For example, previously identified objects are cached so that no longer need to be identified from scratch the next time they are encountered. And you can connect multiple UFT One computers to a single powerful computer that performs intensive number-crunching processes to speed up AI performance.

Other AI-based enhancements include:

  • New AI-based automation methods, such as Scroll, ScrollOnObject, and GetValue;
  • Optical character recognition (OCR) enhancements;
  • Support for additional languages;
  • No longer need to wait for a new release of UFT One to get updates to new AI models

AI Inspector

2. New Add-ins: UIA Pro and PDF

We added two new add-ins to this version of UFT One:

  • UIA Pro: The new UIA Pro add-in lets you test more UI Automation objects, and improves test execution performance

UIA Pro add-in

  • PDF: The updated PDF add-in removes the dependency on Adobe Acrobat in previous versions of UFT One.

PDF add-in

3. Web Testing Enhancements

Web testing is now even better:

  • You can replay tests using IE mode in Chromium Edge
  • WebView2 controls are supported in Edge
  • Web testing acceleration is now enabled by default
  • And you can test web applications on multiple Safari tabs

4. API Testing Enhancements

We’ve expanded UFT One’s API testing capabilities in a number of areas:

  • New Kafka activities are available to publish messages to topics and to subscribe to topics
  • API tests now use the same data table control as GUI tests
  • You can edit an existing local table data source in an API test

Kafka API testing

5. SAP Enhancements

We expanded our capabilities and support for SAP technologies:

  • SAP SuccessFactors is now certified
  • You can connect to SAP Solution Manager servers via Secure Network Communication (SNC)
  • You can test web-based SAP applications on Chromium Edge

6. Parallel Execution Enhancements

Get results faster with improvements in parallel testing:

  • There’s a new user interface to the Parallel Runner, making it simpler and more intuitive to configure how tests should execute in parallel
  • You can run Java tests in parallel as well

UFT One Parallel Runner

7. CI/CD Enhancements

Integration with the DevOps ecosystem is a critical capability for any functional testing tool. While UFT One already has many integration points, we’ve added even more in this version:

  • There’s a new generic UFT Launcher for GUI, API, BPT and LoadRunner tests
  • We expanded our Azure DevOps (ADO) support
  • We’ve added a new detailed test run report in the ADO pipeline run
  • The UFT One report is now uploaded to ADO storage
  • You can now connect to an ALM server using SSO authentication from the Bamboo plugin

Generic UFT Tools Launcher

8. Text Recognition Enhancements

The ability to accurately and reliably identify text in applications under test can be critical for functional test automation. To that end, we made a number of enhancements to UFT One 2021’s optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities:

  • UFT One 2021 includes a new Tesseract version with increased OCR accuracy
  • You can optimize ABBYY OCR performance and accuracy by specifying a range of parameters
  • As you configure your text recognition settings, you can validate that the settings are correct with the new text recognition preview capability

9. Usability Enhancements

UFT One 2021 is now even easier to use than before, with a range of usability enhancements across the board. Here are just some of the improvements:

  • Parse JSON files and use the data within GUI tests
  • The new Object Identification Center now supports native properties and methods
  • The Validate functionality now works on all technologies
  • UFT One’s launch time is faster
  • And at last, you can open tests with drag and drop, or double-click

Object Identification Center

10. Support Matrix

UFT One always endeavors to support the very latest versions of the technologies that our customers’ applications employ. This release is no different, and includes over twenty new technologies and updates to supported versions, such as:

Desktop

  • DevExpress 20.2
  • IBM Host on Demand (HOD) 14
  • Micro Focus Reflection Desktop 16.2, 17.0
  • Oracle Java SE 16
  • Oracle supported with Java 64-bit versions
  • OpenJDK 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16
  • Zulu OpenJDK 14, 15, 16
  • Microsoft Office 2019, 365 (using the UIA Add-in)

ERP/CRM

  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.10
  • SAP Fiori 1.84
  • SAP GUI 7.60 up to patch 12
  • SAP GUI 7.70 up to patch 3
  • SAP NWBC 7.0 up to patch 21
  • SAP NWBC 7.7 up to patch 6
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • Siebel Open UI 20

Web/Browsers

  • Angular 10, 11 12
  • Chrome 87-92
  • Chromium Edge 87-92
  • Firefox 83-91, 91 ESR

Other Technologies

  • AutoPass 11.7.0, 11.8.0, 11.9.0, 12.0.0
  • Eclipse SWT 4.16, 4.17, 4.18
  • Windows 10 20H2 update, 21H1 update

Learn More

Check out What’s New in UFT One 2021 to see the complete list of features and technologies, or browse the full Product Availability Matrix from our Online Help Center.

UFT One 2021 is part of the UFT Family, which also includes UFT Developer and UFT Mobile. Read Introducing UFT Developer 2021! and  Top 10 New Features in UFT Mobile 2021 to find out what’s new in the rest of the UFT Family.

Wrap Up

Download UFT One 2021 today from the following locations:

Downloads are available in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

To learn more about UFT One, visit us at:

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