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Status Future consideration
Categories Functional Tester
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 11, 2024

Enable test authors to move test scripts between packages during refactoring

When refactoring code, it often becomes necessary to change the package structure. When RFT test scripts are organised in Java packages, it may also be required to refactor the layout of those packages.

Assume that we have an RFT project and created a test script in the package (i.e., Now, the test author needs to update the package structure adding a new package and wants to move the previous test script into this package (i.e., as

As the test author is aware of the refactoring capabilities of the Eclipse IDE, the test author expects a similar refactoring functionality as implemented for plain Java classes (Refactor > Move... + Choose new destination) to be available for RFT scripts with the outcome that not only the source of the test script is moved, but also all assets and resources of the script (.testsuite file, helper classes, test datasets, verification points, test objects, etc.) are adjusted and moved, too. The expected outcome is the RFT project contains the script in the target destination as if it would have been created just there.

Ideally, this functionality is available when working in the Functional Test perspective, as a menu item of the context menu of a test script node in the Function Test Projects view, e.g., next to the already existing Rename and Delete menu items.

This feature would be of high value to any test author working in more complex test projects using Java Scripting who are used to work with and refactor Java code regularly. 

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 22, 2024

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.