Test script Vs Business Component

Well this is a very popular question asked in different client interview that state the difference between Test script and a Component.Even new test engineers seldom get confused with these terms.

Test Script:
It is a collection of steps may be resides in one action or more than one actions which is used to validate the test flow.This can even be a business flow.
The entire business flow is in one script only.

Challenges with Traditional Automation:
1.Lack of collaboration between SMEs and
2.automation experts
3.Not role-based—too many overlaps in duties
4.Decentralized—inefficient use of resources
5.Lack of standards in automation
6.High maintenance without an intelligent framework

Business Component:
This is a small building block consisting of a single task.A typical business flow is a combination or collection of different business component.
You can say a logical division of a full flow of is one Component.
Structurally, Business Components are similar to reusable functions and actions in QTP

Business Flow=Component1+Component2+......+ComponentN

See the parameters for a component

now each component has it's own input and output.
One component may take the output of another component.
This is typically used with BPT in Mercury (HP) quality center.
Test script Vs Business Component Test script Vs Business Component Reviewed by Animesh Chatterjee on March 12, 2009 Rating: 5

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