This is an article from Naveen Nischal, India. He will discuss a quick but important tip which can potentially save a lot of documentation time.

Say you want to include a piece of text every time you insert a new action. This piece of text can be some VBScript statements or a part of documentation information like date when the test was created, variables that are used by the test, change history to maintain log of all the changes etc. Something like what is shown in image below:


QTP does not provide any out-of-the-box way to include a piece of text -template- in every new action.  However there is a roundabout way of doing this. We will call it as Action Template.

  1. Go to <dat> folder inside QuickTest Professional installation <UFT installation>\dat folder.  Normally it can be found under C:Program Files\Mercury Interactive\QuickTest Professional\dat for versions of QTP below 11 and under C:Program Files\HP\Unified Functional Testing\dat for UFT 11.0 or above.
  2. Inside <dat> folder create a file by the name ActionTemplate.mst Open it in notepad and include the information you would like to see whenever a new action is created.
  3. Done. Insert a new action in QTP and see it working!

Thanks Naveen. I’m sure our blog readers will like this tip.

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