Release notes for HCL OneTest™ UI 10.0.0

This document contains information about new features, system requirements, and known limitations in HCL OneTest™ UI.


HCL OneTest™ UI is an automated testing tool that tests a broad range of applications, such as:

  • HTML5-based web applications built on modern frameworks, such as Angular, React and Vue.js in the latest versions of the world’s popular browsers, both on the desktop and mobile devices
  • Legacy HTML applications
  • Java™ and .Net-based thick client applications
  • ERP systems such as SAP
  • IIBM® zSeries, IBM iSeries, IBM pSeries, and mainframe applications
  • Ajax, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft Visual Basic, Siebel, Flex, GEF, and PowerBuilder applications
  • Adobe PDF documents

You can also import and work with Selenium tests, and combine tests of various types into compound tests.

To view the list of supported domains, software, and platforms, see the requirements document on the HCL License & Delivery Portal.

Some of the older versions of software supported by HCL OneTest™ UI are deprecated. To view the list of deprecated software, see

Integrated Development Environments

HCL OneTest™ UI is available in two integrated development environments (IDE): Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. The Eclipse integration supports both Java and simplified (non-programming) method of scripting while the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET integration supports Microsoft Visual Basic .NET scripting language.

Note: The ability to test HTML 5-based applications is available in the Eclipse environment, but not in the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET environment.

What's new in 10.0.0

Starting from 10.0.0, you must have a standard license to work with the product. Other enhancements of this release are as follows:

Installing the product

To install HCL OneTest™ UI 10.0.0, first uninstall any previous installations of HCL OneTest™ UI. Then, use the Install procedure in IBM Installation Manager to install 10.0.0.

Known limitations and workarounds

Viewing help topics from the context sensitive help and the product Welcome
  • This product includes context sensitive help and a product Welcome, which, in turn, include links to the information center help. These links only work while the correct version of the information center help is open.
Microsoft Silverlight support
  • HCL OneTest™ UI only supports recording Silverlight applications on 32 bit Internet Explorer.
Microsoft .NET 4.5 support
  • Recording actions on the drop-down list of a RibbonFilterMenu is not supported.
PDF 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0 file testing support
  • When you record the tool bar buttons in Adode Reader 10.0 and 11.0, the action is recorded based on the position of the button, click(atPoint(x,y)).
  • When you record on a PDF file that is opened in a Mozilla Firefox browser, you must first record actions in the browser and then begin the recording on the PDF file.
  • Playback fails when only the find() API is used to locate objects. As a workaround, click the captured object first and then play back.
  • In HCL OneTest™ UI Microsoft Studio Integration, the PDF crashes during the playback, following a few clicks.

HCL OneTest™ UI playback displays an unexpected message in the console

After playing back a script in HCL OneTest™ UI, a message such as the following is displayed in the console: The IBM Class Sharing Adaptor will not work in this configuration. You are not running on a J9 Java VM.. This message is displayed because the version of Eclipse that is used in the IDE is from IBM and has the IBM Java optimizations enabled. To resolve the issue:

  1. Navigate to the HCL OneTest™ UI Plugins Shared Folder.
  2. Back up the plugin and delete it.
  3. Restart HCL OneTest™ UI.
Other limitations and workarounds
  • An Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) must be installed and enabled for testing Google Chrome.
  • Clearcase integration is only supported with a 32-bit installation of HCL OneTest™ UI.
  • For testing 32 bit applications on Linux, HCL OneTest™ UI must be installed with 32-bit architecture.
  • For testing 64 bit applications on Linux, HCL OneTest™ UI must be installed with 64-bit architecture.
  • Mac OS is supported on agent computers only in HCL OneTest™ UI 9.2.
  • With parallel test execution in 9.2.1, mobile devices are sometimes listed twice in the Run Test wizard, once for running the test with Chrome, and once for using the generic browser that is included with HCL OneTest™ UI. Be sure to select only one or the other. Parallel execution on an individual mobile device is not supported.
  • When running mobile Web UI tests with Safari on iOS devices, tests containing JavaScript alerts fail to run. This is a core framework limitation.