QuickTest Professional 9.2 Readme

This file provides the following information about QuickTest Professional:


Welcome to QuickTest Professional, the Mercury automated keyword-driven testing solution. By mirroring end-user behavior, QuickTest Professional creates interactive customizable tests or components that simplify and shorten the testing cycle.

QuickTest Professional enables you to test standard Windows applications, Web objects, ActiveX controls, and Visual Basic applications. You can also test special environments, such as the Java, Oracle, SAP solutions, .NET Windows and Web Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Web services, and terminal emulators, using additional QuickTest add-ins.

QuickTest Professional is Unicode-compliant, and supports Unicode 2.0, UTF-8, and UTF-16.

QuickTest Professional supports working with the following Mercury applications:

Mercury Application
QuickTest Professional supports running WinRunner tests and functions for WinRunner 7.6 and later.
Quality Center
QuickTest Professional integrates with Quality Center (formerly TestDirector), the Mercury centralized quality solution, for Quality Center version 8.2—Service Pack 1, and Quality Center version 9.0.
Business Process Testing
QuickTest Professional integrates with Quality Center version 9.0 (with a license for Business Process Testing support).
QuickTest Professional integrates with LoadRunner, the Mercury tool for application performance testing, for versions 7.8, 7.81 (FP1), 8.0, and 8.1—Feature Pack 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Mercury Application Management
QuickTest Professional integrates with Mercury Application Management, the Mercury solution for optimizing business availability and problem resolution.

Customer Support

Technical support for QuickTest Professional is provided via our award-winning Customer Support Web Site. From this Web site, customers are able to review Frequently Asked Questions, submit and check the status of support requests, and access online documentation, patches, and other downloads. Please visit the Customer Support Web Site at:


Customer Support contact numbers all over the world are available at:


System Requirements

To successfully install and run QuickTest Professional, you need to meet the following system requirements:

IBM-PC or compatible with a Pentium III or higher (Pentium IV or higher recommended) microprocessor.
Operating System:
Windows 2000—Service Pack 4, Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP 32-Bit Edition—Service Pack 2, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition—Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 32-Bit Edition—Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows 2003 64-Bit Edition, or Windows Vista 32-bit Edition.
Minimum of 512 MB.
Color Settings:
Minimum of High Color (16 bit).
Graphics Card:
Graphics card with 4 MB video memory (8 MB and above recommended)
Free Hard Disk Space:
480 MB of free disk space for application files and folders (recommended 630 MB), and an additional 120 MB of free disk space on the system disk (the disk on which the operating system is installed).
The free disk space requirements do not include disk space required for any prerequisites that may need to be installed before installing QuickTest.
After QuickTest Professional is installed, it is recommended to have at least 150 MB free disk space on the system disk for the operating system and QuickTest Professional to run correctly.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0.

Note: Performance has not been optimized for the minimum system configuration. For best performance, your system should be configured using at least the recommended levels.

The information in this section is correct at the time of this release. Refer to http://www.mercury.com/us/products/quality-center/functional-testing/quicktest-professional/requirements.html for the most updated QuickTest Professional system configurations.

Supported Add-ins

The following specific add-in versions are supported with QuickTest Professional 9.2:

* PeopleSoft Add-in 8.2, Siebel Add-in 8.0, and Terminal Emulator Add-in 8.0 all require an Add-in Upgrade patch before you can use them with QuickTest Professional 9.2. You can install Add-in Upgrade patches by running the relevant patch executable from the <QuickTest Professional>\AddinsUpgrade folder.

For more information and instructions, refer to the QuickTest Professional Installation Guide.

Supported Environments and Programs

QuickTest Professional supports creating, recording, and running tests or components using the environments and programs described below.

Virtualization Technologies

Standard Windows Applications

QuickTest Professional supports testing on applications based on Win32 API and MFC. QuickTest Professional does not support testing on 64-bit applications.

Visual Basic Applications

QuickTest Professional supports testing on Visual Basic 6.0 applications.

Note: Visual Basic .NET applications are supported by the QuickTest Professional .NET Add-in.


ActiveX Grid Controls

In addition to basic support of ActiveX properties and methods, QuickTest Professional supports context-sensitive recording and verification on the following ActiveX Grid controls:

FarPoint Spreadsheet 2.5
FarPoint Spreadsheet 3.0
FarPoint Spreadsheet 3.5
FarPoint Spreadsheet 6.0
FarPoint Spreadsheet 3.0 (OLEDB)
FarPoint Spreadsheet 3.5 (OLEDB)
FarPoint Spreadsheet 6 (OLEDB)
FarPoint Spread 7.0 (OLEDB)
FarPoint Spread 7.0 (OLEDB) (UNICODE)
Microsoft Grid 1.0
Microsoft DataBound Grid 5.0
Microsoft Flex Grid 6.0
Sheridan Data Grid 2.0
Sheridan Data Grid 3.1
Apex True DataBound Grid 5.0
Apex True DataBound Grid 6.0
Apex True OLE DB Grid 6.0

ActiveX Calendar Controls

In addition to built-in support for ActiveX properties and methods, QuickTest Professional supports context-sensitive recording and verification on the following ActiveX Calendar controls:

Microsoft Date and Time Picker Control 6.0 (SP4)
Microsoft MonthView Control 6.0 (SP4)

Microsoft Excel

When using Microsoft Excel files with QuickTest Professional (for example, to import or export data to or from the Data Table), you can work with Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, and XP.

Microsoft Query

When using Microsoft Query with QuickTest Professional (for example, for Database checkpoints), you can work with Microsoft Query 2000, 2002, 2003, and XP.

Additional Environments

QuickTest Professional add-ins support other environments such as Java, .NET Windows and Web Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, SAP Solutions, Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, VisualAge Smalltalk, Stingray, Web Services, and terminal emulator applications. For more information on QuickTest Professional add-ins, refer to the relevant add-in documentation.

Useful Information

Known Problems and Limitations

This section includes information on:


Forward Compatibility

Working with Microsoft Windows Vista

Creating and Running Tests or Components

Creating and Running Tests and Components on Web Objects

Running Tests or Components in Internet Explorer
Running Tests or Components in Netscape Browser or Mozilla Firefox

Creating and Running Tests and Components on Standard Windows Objects

Creating and Running Tests and Components on Visual Basic Applications

Creating and Running Tests and Components on ActiveX Controls

Text Recognition Support for Windows-Based Environments

Active Screen


Data Table

Checkpoints and Output Values

XML Checkpoints and Output Values

Object Repository

Mercury Screen Recorder


Quality Center Integration and Business Process Testing

The Business Process Testing issues described below relate to working with business components and business process tests in QuickTest. For information on issues related to working with business components in Quality Center, refer to the Quality Center Readme.

For Business Process Testing, QuickTest Professional integrates with Quality Center version 9.0 (with a license for Business Process Testing support).

LoadRunner and Mercury Business Process Monitor Integration

Multilingual Support


Customer Support

Useful Information

Known Problems and Limitations

Text Recognition in Multi-Lingual Environments
Recording and Running Tests and Components
Running Tests or Components in Netscape Browser
Running Tests or Components in Mozilla Firefox
Support for Web Objects

Third-Party License Agreements

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Copyright Information

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