How to Use a Parentheses in QTP

Parentheses
To achieve the desired result and to avoid errors, it is important that you use parentheses () correctly in your statements. For more information, see below...
You must use parentheses around method arguments if you are calling a method that returns a value and you are using the return value. 

For example, use parentheses around method arguments if you are returning a value to a variable, if you are using the method in an If statement, or if you are using the Call keyword to call an action. You also need to add parentheses around the name of a checkpoint if you want to retrieve its return value.

Tip: If you receive an Expected end of statement error message when running a step in your test, it may indicate that you need to add parentheses around the arguments of the step's method.
Following are several examples showing when to use or not use parentheses.
The following example requires parentheses around method arguments, since it returns a value to a variable.

Set WebEditObj = Browser("Mercury Tours").Page("Method of Payment").WebTable("FirstName").ChildItem (8, 2, "WebEdit", 0)
WebEditObj.Set "Example"
The following example requires parentheses around method arguments, since Call is being used.
Call RunAction("BookFlight", oneIteration)
The following example requires parentheses around method arguments, since the method is used in an If statement.
If Browser("index").Page("index").Link("All kind of").WaitProperty("attribute/readyState", "complete", 4) Then
Browser("index").Page("index").Link("All kind of").Click
The following example requires parentheses around method arguments, since it returns the value of the checkpoint.
a = Browser("MyBrowser").Page("MyPage").Check (checkPoint("MyProperty"))
The following example does not require parentheses around the Click method arguments, since it does not return a value.
Browser("Mercury Tours").Page("Method of Payment").WebTable("FirstName").Click 3,4

How to Use a Parentheses in QTP How to Use a Parentheses in QTP Reviewed by Animesh Chatterjee on December 14, 2008 Rating: 5

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