A verification point is a point in a script that you create to confirm the state of an
object across builds of the application-under-test.
Verification Points and Data Files
During recording, a verification point captures object information (based on the
type of verification point) and stores it in a baseline data file. The information in
this file becomes the baseline of the expected state of the object during subsequent
When you play back the script against a new build, Rational Robot retrieves the
information in the baseline file for each verification point and compares it to the
state of the object in the new build. If the captured object does not match the
baseline, Robot creates an actual data file. The information in this file shows the
actual state of the object in the build.
After playback, the results of each verification point appear in the TestManager log.
If a verification point fails (the baseline and actual data do not match), you can select
the verification point in the log and click View > Verification Point to open the
appropriate Comparator. The Comparator displays the baseline and actual files so
that you can compare them.
Verification Points and Scripts
A verification point is stored in the project and is always associated with a script.
When you create a verification point, its name appears in the Asset (left) pane of the
Script window. The verification point script command, which always begins with
, appears in the Script (right) pane.