Storyboard Testing is enabled by default in Rational Functional Tester; you do not need to do anything to be able to use it unless it has been disabled in your installed copy of Rational Functional Tester.

How to Enable Storyboard Testing

To enable Storyboard Testing, first open the Preferences dialog box by clicking Window > Preferences. In the dialog box, expand Functional Test in the left navigation pane, and then click Simplified Scripting, as shown in below Figure. Finally, click the Apply button to save this preference. If you have no other preferences to change at this time, you can click the OK button to close the dialog box.

The option in Functional Test preferences to enable Storyboard Testing

Considerations for Enabling Storyboard Testing

When you check this preference, from that time forward, all new scripts you create (whether by recording or by editing an empty script) use Storyboard Testing. To return to the traditional perspective, uncheck this preference and all new scripts are recorded and edited in the traditional manner until you change this preference again.

This preference has no effect on scripts that already exist; Rational Functional Tester stores the type of script (Storyboard Testing or traditional) with the script, and opens the appropriate views in the Functional Test Perspective. You can edit Storyboard Testing scripts alongside traditional scripts within the same running instance of Rational Functional Tester and as you switch between the different script types. As you select a different type of script, the Functional Test Perspective changes the views to match the type of script being edited.

The Storyboard Testing feature includes additional preferences you can modify.