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serial number needed to try flex automation


Level 1
I'm running the Flex Automation Installer to install the
plugins needed to evaluate use of QuickTest Professional for
automated Flex 2 testing. The Installer requires entry of a Flex
Data Services serial number. (The applications I want to test do
not use Flex Data Services, so this seems an odd requirement for
evaluation of the test tool.) How can I get the needed serial
number? If this requires discussion with someone at Adobe who
oversees my organization's Flex licenses, how would I determine who
that is and how to contact him or her? Is it necessary to purchase
a Flex Data Services license to evaluate QTP automated testing of
Flex 2 apps?
71 Replies


Level 1
Through the licensing group I was able to get access to a web
page where we could see serial numbers for our licensed products.
Fortunately, we had a license for Flex Data Services, so I got the
needed number. Though I had repeated discussions about the issue
with Customer Support and Tech Support, I did not learn of any
solution for someone who lacks a Flex Data Services license.


Level 1
It is comical talking to sales post and pre, support, and the
numerous other Adobe employees that cannot figure out how to sell
this product.

Is there anyway I can get working with Flex Automation? is
there such a product or is it just an installer asking for a serial
number that does not exist.

Flex automation requires

"a valid Flex Data Services / LiveCycle Data Services ES
Express serial number is required for installation of Flex

I've downloaded LiveCycle installed it and if its not on a
server it works without a serial number, but I still need a serial
number for the Flex Automation.

How do I purchase a serial number for LiveCycle Data



Level 1
Has anyone found a way to try out the Flex Automation Package
with the trial version of Flex builder?

After many hours on hold I talked to support, but all they
came up with was that I need to purchase the Flex Data Services in
order to obtain the license.

There must be a way to try out the Flex Automation Package
without making a purchase?

Any help would be very appreciated.


Level 1
If HP and Adobe wished to prevent people from trying QTP for
automated Flex GUI testing, the current system would be an
effective mechanism. Not only do you need -- so far as anyone has
been able to determine -- to get a license to an additonal product
that you may not need for your Flex application development; you
need to install plugins, copy libraries from here to there,
recompile your application with the extra libraries, and deploy it
with a wrapper, not to mention implementing the recommended
guidelines for developing the application so as to make it work
better with the test tool. Once you have all the infrastructure in
place, and you've gotten a new trial license for your installation
of the latest version of QTP, since the original license expired
while you were trying to get everything else set up, you'll find
that playback of test scripts does not work. It turns out that QTP
9.2 does not work for Flex testing. You need to go back and get QTP
9.1. But you can't find 9.1 on the regular download site -- you
need to get a special url from HP sales. Then it turns out you
can't access the 9.1 download location, because your HP support
login and password don't work there. So it's back to sales to get a
working username and password, then download a 338 Mb zip file,
extract the contents, try to install it, and abort the installation
when says it can't proceed because you already have a version of
QTP installed. Uninstall 9.2, install 9.1, reboot for the nth time,
reapply the trial license, reinstall the plugins, and you're ready
to try the test tool. I'm pleased to report that after going
through this ordeal, and disabling tabbing in IE 7, I was able to
record and play back a minimal test. Now I just need to figure out
how to rebuild our real Flex app with the extra libraries, deploy
it, get a fresh trial license for QTP, and I'll be ready to start
serious evaluation of QTP with Flex.


Level 1
Hey Zackerel!

It would seem that we've been having the exact same
experience while trying to implement functional testing for Flex.

It's been brutal to say the least.

Did you manage to find a serial number for the Flex
Automation Installer?

Why won't any Adobe support/developers comment on this


Level 1
The funny thing is, even at the best of times it's a
challenge to convince management to get out the tin of WD-40 to
unstick the purse strings. I find it absolutely amazing that there
is no way to get a trial run, albeit limited, to get a proof of
concept for a product that we want to buy, (but must convince
management of value), and, presumably, Adobe AND HP want to sell.

Why is Adobe being so quiet on this front? Please work with
us to get a solution together so we can pay you money.


Level 1
This is exactly why I am waiting for native Flex support for
SilkTest which is what we use at my current employer. This should
be available shortly. The Mercury (HP now) stuff has never been as
good as the Segue stuff (Borland now). They always had more market
share because they are targeted at the large corporate market where
applications are more static and the QA staff is less sophisticated
and tends to want to use record/playback tools. The thing is
record/playback doesn't really work for the kinds of applications
that you tend to see in most ISV environments as they are more
dynamic. Having to deal with a large corporation like HP is also
not something I would want to have to do on a regular basis. When
the SilkTest stuff is released I would suggest you evaluate


Level 1
Hi ,Did any one got the serial number for flex automation
package ?

Thanks ,Raghu


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Hi Guys,

Even i am looking for serial number if any one have that pls
do send the same to

Thanks in Advance



Level 1
Hi all,

If you use the Flex Builder 3 beta you will be able to get a
trial of the automation package. We do not usually offer trials of
automation with Flex 2 unless you work with the direct sales




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I Got the license and Compiled all the library files
(automation.swc,automation_agent.swc,qtp.swc) but still unable to
identify the object,Can we do discriptive programming for flex




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hi.this is did u got flex automation installer.did
u purchase any product.where can we get the license number.pls
reply immediately..


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hi ram&raj,

how did u get the serial number.pls tell me where could i get
the serial number.reply immediately.


Level 2

This is a reply to your comment on 07/12/2007 12.03.07 AM.

I am trying to install Flex Automated Testing files. I have
already downloaded the installer (flexATWin.exe). But it is asking
for Serial No. Then as per your above referenced comment I have
downloaded "flexbuilder3_b2_win_sa_101107.exe" and installed it.

Now my question is what is the next step? Still when I am
trying to install Automated installer, it is asking for Serial


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how did u got the flex automation installer.