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Dec 12

QTP – Test Script not found

Category: ASI General, Quality Center, QuickTest Pro, Tools | Comments Off on QTP – Test Script not found

In order for QTP to open, save and run test scripts in the Quality Center, you must establish a connection between the two tools.  In QTP you will want to select “File > ALM/QC Connection” and provide all the settings necessary for QTP to connect all the way down to the QC Project you want […]

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Dec 12

QC Connecting To QTP

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There is an odd setting requirement that has to be selected/”turned on” in order for the Quality Center to be able to connect to QTP and run test scripts.  In QTP you must do the following (these steps are based on QTP v11):

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Aug 12

Excel – Hidden Sheets

Category: Quality Center, QuickTest Pro, Software Testing, Training | Comments Off on Excel – Hidden Sheets

Tips & Tricks: Using Excel 2010, I recently ran into a situation where I was importing an Excel Worksheet into the Quality Center as a “Data table” resource and noticed that in the “Resource Viewer” for the worksheet after importing it, there were two worksheets listed but my spreadsheet only showed one.  Initially it drove […]

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Jul 12

QC Not Running a QTP Script

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Situation: When running a QuickTest Pro test script from a test set within the Quality Center, it will sometimes hang without ever connecting to QTP.  The “Automatic Runner” window appears to hang (become unresponsive) with the Status field empty and it just sits there doing nothing and never runs the script no matter how long […]

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Jul 12

Why Write Test Cases?

Category: Quality Center, Software Testing, Test Management | Comments Off on Why Write Test Cases?

There was a recent question raised that asked “why write test cases if you already know the functionality of the application?”   This an interesting point of view that unfortunately is fairly common actually.  I think a lot of people take this perspective because they have so much work to do that taking the time to […]

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May 12

Test Metrics & Reports

Category: Management, Quality Center, Test Management | Comments Off on Test Metrics & Reports

“If you don’t measure it, how can you manage it?” is a great phrase that applies to test management.  In order to effectively manage a team, you need to track results and report on them if you expect to make meaningful decisions.  In software testing that means tracking testing progress and defects at a minimum.  […]

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May 12

QTP Keyword and Expert View Tabs Missing

Category: Quality Center, QuickTest Pro | Comments Off on QTP Keyword and Expert View Tabs Missing

If you “Run” a QuickTest Pro v11 test script from the Quality Center it will disable a feature that enables you to switch between the Keyword View and the Expert View.  What you will notice is that the tabs are missing at the bottom of the QTP script editor and the options under the “View” […]

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May 12

Adding New Tabs using Memo Fields in QC

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Most people realize that you can create several different types of custom fields in the Quality Center, like “Number”, “String”, “Lookup List”, “User List” and “Date” (note: this article is based on the Quality Center version 10).
But did you know that you can also create a “memo” field which is basically a large multi-edit field […]

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Apr 12

Moving Quality Center server

Category: Quality Center, Tools | Comments Off on Moving Quality Center server

The Quality Center is not tied to any specific IP Address, so if your IT group needs to move your QC server to another network it is not a big deal.  Just remember to do a few things:

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Mar 12

How detailed should manual test cases be?

Category: Management, Quality Center, Software Testing, Test Management | Comments Off on How detailed should manual test cases be?

This topic came up recently and a lot of discussion was made on it but I think it can be summarized pretty simple based on my experience – write the test steps with enough detail that a person who knows nothing about the functionality can execute the test case and verify the requirement without having […]

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