Creating a simplified test script

Use the recording feature of HCL OneTest™ UI, to record actions on the test applications. The actions on the test applications are generated in the form of a simplified test script when you stop recording. The generated simplified test script is displayed in the simplified Script editor in HCL OneTest UI. You can also view the corresponding Java™ code of the recorded test script in the Java script editor.

Before you begin

  • The Enable Simplified Scripting option is enabled on the Functional Test Preferences page.
  • The test application and the required environments must be configured for functional testing.
  • A functional test project is created.


  1. Click File > New > Functional Test Script Using Recorder.
  2. On the Record a Functional Test Script page, select the project to which the script must be associated. Type a name for the script.
  3. Optional: Select Add the script to Source Control to put the script under source control.
  4. Make sure that Simplified Scripting is selected in the Select Mode list. You can make simplified scripting as the default script mode by selecting the Default check box.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Optional: On the Select Script Assets page, modify the test object map, helper superclass, and test datapool if you do not want to use the default settings.
  7. Click Finish to start recording. The Recording Monitor opens and the recording starts.
  8. In the Recording Monitor toolbar, click Start Application( ) to start your test application.
  9. Perform any action in the test application. The recording monitor displays the actions that you perform as English statements.
  10. Optional: You can record verification points or data-drive your test script using the tools available in the Recording Monitor toolbar while recording the script.
  11. Optional: To insert statements to call another script, specify log information, timer or comments during recording, click Insert Script Support Commands in the Recording Monitor toolbar.
  12. Click Stop recording (Stop recording button ) when you finish recording. A simplified test script is generated and displayed in the simplified Script editor.