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HP - QTP lets learn basics

Today i was going through QTP overview through HP site... I saw few inportant aspect of QTP...
o QTP is an Object Based Testing Tool.
o QTP is for functional and Regression Testing.
o It follows Keyword driven approach.
o It supports Windows Operating Environment only.
o QTP Launched in 2002 (Nov). By Mercury Interactive. Later taken over by HP, in 2007.
o QTP has two types of License,
1. Seat or Node locked License,
2. Concurrent or float license.
Seat license for one system and Concurrent License, we can use for any system but one user at any time. If we want multiple concurrent licenses we can purchase.

o It supports GUI based (Graphical user interface) and Web based Applications Automation, does not support CUI (Command user interface) Applications.
o It has multilingual support. (It supports English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc languages with respect to license.)
o It has adapted Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting edition for programming and excel like spread sheet for Data driven testing.
o SQL (Structured query language) embedded or inserted with QTP, so we can use SQL statements directly from QTP.
o It can be integrated with other Tools like WinRunner and Quality Center.
o It can be used for user interface (UI) test case automation and some limited (Non UI) Test case automation like File system operations and Data base operations.
o It was derived from Astra QuickTest (mother tool of QTP).
o It supports IE (Internet Explorer) only for recording tests, for execution it supports other browsers like Mozilla and AOL, opera Etc apart from IE.
o QTP is a Desktop Application (I-Tier/Stand alone).

o QTP has UNI code support.

Some of the notes are taken from GCREDDY's document ...
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