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Rational Functional Tester (RFT) > Functional testing automation for quality driven software delivery

Validate application quality with functional and regression test automation

IBM Rational functional testing solutions enable you to automate regression tests to ensure that new changes to your application have not impaired existing functionality.

Overview (06:22)

Rational Functional Tester software is an automated tool which provides testers with automated testing capabilities for functional testing, regression testing, GUI testing and data-driven testing.


  • Provide robust testing support for Java™, Web 2.0, SAP, Siebel, terminal-based and Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET Windows Forms applications
  • Perform story board testing to combine natural language test narrative with visual editing through application screenshots
  • Use keywords to bridge the gap between manual and automated testing
  • Manage validation of dynamic data with multiple verification points and support for regular expression pattern matching
  • Reduce rework, minimize the rerecording of scripts, and reduce script maintenance
  • Operating systems supported: Linux®, Windows®
  • Operating systems supported: Linux, Windows family

System Requirements - Clients

  • Operating systems: Linux (RedHat Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Ubuntu LTS Desktop); Windows (Windows 7 x86-32/64, Vista, Windows XP Professional)
  • Hardware: 1GB RAM minimum, (2GB recommended); 1GB disk space minimum; Intel Pentium 4 processor minimum
  • Software: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Eclipse and Visual Studio

System Requirements - Server

  • Operating systems: Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, x86-32, x86-64, Power, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 x86-32, x86-64, Power, System z); UNIX (IBM AIX, Sun Solaris 10 SPARC); Windows (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003); Mainframe (IBM i, IBM z/OS)
  • Hardware: 2GB RAM minimum (4 GB recommended); 1GB disk space minimum
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