Nothing in this world comes for free, except the trial version. QTP (or UFT) being a commercial tool, comes at a good cost. But that does not stop us from Learning (and not mastering) the basics of automation. The 30 day trial version can be easily downloaded to your laptop by following the below steps:
Step 1. Type the below URL in your browser address bar and click Enter.
Step 2. Click on the link named “Start you UFT Trial Now” present on the web page that opens.
Step 3. Upon clicking this link, you are re-directed to a sign up page. Fill in your details and click on ‘Sign Up’ page.
Step 4. Once you click on the ‘Sign Up’ button, you will see a message displayed on the next page as below:
Step 5. Click on the link you receive in your registered mailbox from ‘HPE Software’ and you will get to the below screen.
Step 6. Click on the Download button shown on this page
You will then be re-directed to the below page, where-in you have to select the option as ‘A full installation package’ and click on the below highlighted link.
Once you click on the link, downloading will start automatically.
Step 7. Once the set up file(~2.4 GB) is completely downloaded to your computer, you will notice that the file is Zipped. Unzip the file and execute the ‘Setup.exe’ file(shown below) in the unzipped folder contents.
Tip: Before unzipping, Copy this zipped file to the root folder of the Windows drive (commonly C:) as many a time, when installing, the installation wizard throws an error saying ‘Installation path too long.’
Step 8. Select the Option ‘Unified Functional Testing Setup’ from the window that opens up as shown below:
Step 9. If there are any pre-requisite programs to be installed before UFT installation, which are indicated by the installation wizard, go ahead and click to install them.
Step 10. Then click ‘Next’ button on the below wizard to continue.
Step 11. Check the option for ‘I accept the terms in the License Agreement’ and then click on OK.
In the Custom Set up Window, select the plugins that are required for your automation. i.e. You Should select the plugins based on the technology of your application under test. For Example, If your application is based on .NET then you should ensure that you select .NET.
Click on ‘Next’ thereafter.
Step 12. Post this, there will be another window, asking you for UFT Configuration options. Select all the options and click ‘Install’.
Step 13. Once the installation is complete, the below message will be displayed.
Click on Finish and you’re done with the installation!
Step 14. Double click on the UFT icon from your desktop.
A license warning message will be displayed as below. Click on Continue as we are using the trial version that is valid for 30 days. This warning message will be displayed every time you ‘Launch’ the UFT.
Step 15. From the add-in manager, select the add-ins needed for your application under test and you are good to go!
The tool is ready to serve all the Automation learning needs and is all yours to play, but do remember the life-line with the trial version is 30 days. Post that, you will need to buy a license to use it. We will post another article on the types of licenses in UFT and the approx. costs involved.
You can even download the HPE Unified Functional Testing Installation Guide from Slideshare,
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