Creating Portable Copies of Tests

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Generaly, tests and their resource files are stored on network drive or in Quality Center, as this enables the reuse of actions and other resources, and helps ease test management.

However, you may need to open or run a test when you do not have access to a network drive or Quality Center. For example, you may need to create a portable copy of a test for use when travelling to other sites. You can save a standalone copy of your test and its resource files to a local drive or to another storage device using the File > Save Test with Resources command.

When you save a test in this manner, QuickTest creates a copy of the following and saves the files in the location you specify:

1. Source test: QuickTest saves a copy of this test in the location you specify.

2. Resource files: QuickTest saves a copy of all resource files associated with the source test, such as function libraries and shared object repositories. QuickTest stores these files in sub-folders of the copied test.

3. Called actions: QuickTest saves a copy of any external actions called by the source test. For example, if Test A calls actions that are stored in Test B, QuickTest creates a local copy of the actions stored in Test B and stores them in a sub-folder of Test A. The sub-folder has the same name as the test from which the called actions were copied. In this example, the sub-folder is named Test_B. QuickTest also creates a copy of any resources associated directly with these actions, such as its local shared object repositories and action sheets in the Data Table. QuickTest does not, however, save the resource files associated with Test B, so you must ensure that these resources are associated with the source test, Test A.

This enables you to modify or run the test without access to a network drive or Quality Center.

Also, if you use QuickTest with a concurrent license but do not have access to the concurrent license server, you can install a commuter license. For more information, see the HP QuickTest Professional Installation Guide.
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