Connecting QTP 8.2 to Quality Center 9.0

By xerocube | September 20, 2006

I recently had the pleasure of evaluating Quality Center 9.0. Our department uses QuickTest Pro 8.2 for our automation suite and have used Quality Center extensively for managing and maintaining our scripts. I installed the QC Connectivity add-in and the QTP for QualityCenter Add-in and proceeded to test out the demonstration system. Well, I quickly noticed that we were unable to get a list of projects from Quality Center when connecting from QTP. I took the time to read through the documentation… found nothing. It was time to contact support… and the response was as follows:

When connecting to Quality Center 9.0 from previous version of testing tools (WinRunner 8.2, QuickTest Professional 8.2.1, LoadRunner 8.0 Athena, or earlier), the “Failed create list of projects” error message displays. This is due to the new login method introduced in Quality Center 9.0.

Workaround: In the Site Configuration tab in Site Administration, add the parameter BACKWARD_SUPPORT_ALL_DOMAINS_PROJECTS and set its value to “Y”.

This solved our issue… let the evaluation continue.

Topics: Quality Center / ALM, QuickTest Pro | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Connecting QTP 8.2 to Quality Center 9.0”

eric Says:
October 19th, 2006 at 3:38 am

you have QC9.0License?
please email to

xerocube Says:
October 20th, 2006 at 8:22 am

I cannot send you a Mercury license. They do have an evaluation license that you can use to try out the tool, but for full use, you will have to contact a Mercury Sales Representative.

Gaurang Shah Says:
March 20th, 2008 at 5:37 am


It solve my problem also.