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Changing Max File Size for Attachments in Team Foundation Server

Monday, November 21st, 2016

At the office, we needed to add some larger attachments to our workitems in Team Foundation Server. It’s pretty simple to change the maximum file size allowed. According to MSDN: You’ll need to be a member of the TFS Administrators group. Login to the Team Foundation Server Open the following URL: http://localhost:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection/WorkItemTracking/v1.0/ConfigurationSettingsService.asmx?op=SetMaxAttachmentSize Note: Replace “DefaultCollection” […]

HP ALM – Determining when a Test Case Instance is added to a Test Set

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

As mentioned in a previous post, my team has been attempting to generate reporting metrics directly out of the ALM database. One of the issues we were running into was determining when a Test Case Instance (TESTCYCL) has been added to a Test Set (CYCLE). There were many queries put together and tables examined and […]

HP ALM Database metrics

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The past week has seen me and my team attempting to create several SQL Queries to pull specific information out of our HP ALM Project databases. Basically, we are looking to pull test case execution and status updates per day and report on our local Confluence installation. The TESTCYCL table stores data pertaining to each […]

QuickTest Pro Asset Upgrade Tool for QualityCenter 10

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

My office has recently upgraded to QualityCenter 10, as several members of our team were having issues connecting to QC9 using Internet Explorer 8 with Windows XP SP3. This was as good a reason as ever to switch. We have been automating our smoke test suite in QuickTest Pro 9.5 over the past year and […]

Updating ActiveX Datagrids in QTP

Friday, July 11th, 2008

In my recent testing efforts, I have comes across a desktop windows form (written in VB6) involving updating a data grid and then calculating another field’s value based on those updates. In order to achieve this functionality, the development staffs implemented two events (AfterColUpdate and LostFocus) that, when triggered, would fire off the calculation method. […]

Using QTP to Connect to an Oracle Database with Instant Client

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Need a light-weight ODBC connection to an Oracle database for you QTP scripts? Oracle Instant Client is just the ticket, assuming you have Oracle version 10g for your database. Please read the information provided by Oracle to make sure Instant Client is right for your needs.

Accessing Methods of ActiveX Objects

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I have been using QuickTest Pro for several years now and have just discovered a simple, but highly useful, feature. In dealing with ActiveX controls, there are many times when the ActiveX add-in for QTP just doesn’t full recognize an application object. Using the ObjectSpy, you can select the object in question and see all […]

Description Objects

Friday, May 9th, 2008

When creating reusable actions in QuickTest Pro, there are times you may come across the need to dynamically access an object within your application that may or may not exist within your Object Repository. One approach to handling this opportunity is through the use of Description Objects. I could spend a lot of time attempting […]

QuickTest Pro – List of mic* Keywords

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Here is a list of mic* keywords that can be used in QuickTest Pro. I do not have documentation for each of the keywords. I have posted these has a quick reference guide for myself, and others. These codes will be useful when entering text into textboxes, manipulating datagrids, selecting items for comboboxes and listboxes. […]

QuickTest Pro 9.5 Object Recognition Issue

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The other day I was diligently creating reusable actions for later use and writing code like nobody’s business. I have had my object repository set up for weeks and haven’t had any issues with it. I have recently upgraded to QTP 9.5 with updated Add-ins for Visual Basic, Web, and .NET. The application I have […]

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