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Agile Automation and Unified Funtional Testing by Rajeev Gupta

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Chapter 41

Object Identification Using Ordinal Identifiers

Creation time, index, and location of an object in GUI are referred as ordinal identifiers of the object. The ordinal property value is a relative value and its value is decided in relation to other objects present in GUI application during the time of object capture. Therefore, any change in GUI screen layout or composition of application page can change the ordinal identifier value. For this reason, UFT learns ordinal identifier value only in the case where it cannot uniquely identify an object using all mandatory and assistive properties.

Creation time: Creation time identifier is for objects of browser class only. The browser that is opened first is assigned creation time zero, ...

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