Creating a new test script without recording

As an alternative to recording, you can create a script to enter Java™ code manually.

About this task

In the new script, HCL OneTest™ UI includes import statements for files you need to compile the script and comments that contain archiving information. HCL OneTest UI uses the script name as the class name and set up the testMain file, where you can add the commands to include in the script.

All functional test scripts use a default helper superclass. You can create your own helper superclass if you want to add additional methods or override the methods in RationalTestScript. For more information, see Changing the Default Script Helper Superclass.


  1. Click Create an Empty Functional Test Script (Create an Empty Functional Test Script) on the Functional Test toolbar.
  2. In the Create an empty Functional Test script dialog box, enter or select a folder for the script and type a name in Script name. The script name must be a valid Java class name.
  3. Check Add the script to Source Control if you want the script to be under source control. For more information, see About Software Configuration Management.
  4. Take one of the following steps:
    1. (Optional) To use a different test object map, helper superclass, or test datapool, click Next.
      In the Select Script Assets page, select any of the following test assets and click Finish:
      • Select and set a default test object map.
      • Select and set a default helper superclass.
      • Select a test datapool.
      • Select a datapool record selection order.
    2. To create the new script, click Finish.

      Functional Test creates a local test object map for your script and displays the script in the Projects View.

  5. To put the script under source control:
    1. Right-click the new script in the Projects View, click Team, and click Check In.
    2. In the Check In dialog box, click Finish.
  6. Start adding code to the script.

    You can use the Test Object Map to add objects and methods to the script.

    To insert any features into the script, such as a call script command, log entry, timer, script delay, or comment, click Insert Recording into Active Functional Test Script (Insert Recording into Active Functional Test Script) on the Functional Test toolbar. On the Recording toolbar, click Insert Script Support Commands(Insert Script Support Commands).

    You can also use buttons on the Recording toolbar to start an application from the script or create a verification point.