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How to insert Output Values in QTP?

In this blog post, we will see how to insert Output values in QTP.

An output value step is a step in which one or more values are captured at a specific point in your script and stored for the duration of the run session which can be used later across your actions.

You can output values like text, string from the objects, table cells, databases, and XML documents.

Following are the types of output values in QTP:

  • Standard Output Values
  • Text and Text Area Output Values
  • Table Output Values
  • Database Output Values
  • XML Output Values

In this example, we will see how to retrieve price for the Flight tickets when you book in Flights application using standard output values in QTP.

First step is to record your actions in QTP. But do not insert the order, because we need to retrieve the price of flights tickets. Once you entered all the details such as Date, Fly from and to, Name, number of tickets and quantity, navigate to Insert > Output Value > Standard Output Value… as shown below.

How to insert Output values in QTP - QAInsights

Mouse pointer turns into hand icon, now click on the Price object which has the value. Object Selection – Output Value Properties dialog box opens up as shown below. Click on WinEdit: Price and then click on OK.

How to insert Output values in QTP - Object Selection - Output Value Properties QAInsights

Now Output Value Properties dialog box opens up which lists all the property and its values for the Price object. Our aim is to retrieve price value, i.e. text, so check text property and then click on OK.

How to insert Output values in QTP - Output Value Properties - QAInsights

Now complete the order and stop recording and go to expert view. You could see below snippet:

Window("Flight Reservation").WinEdit("Price:").Output CheckPoint("Price:_2")

Also you could see one new column should be there in Data Table as shown below. During run time, QTP captures the value and temporarily store it in Data Table.

How to insert Output values in QTP - Data Table - QAInsights

Now execute your script, in the result you can see the captured value in Run-Time Data Table as shown below.

How to insert Output values in QTP - Results - QAInsights

Also output value details should get in the result tree as shown below. Similarly you can add other types of output values to your script to retrieve the values.

How to insert Output values in QTP - Detailed Results - QAInsights

I hope this article explained what transaction is and how to insert transactions in HP QuickTest Pro.

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One Comment

  1. I need to store an output data but here’s the catch: I need a portion of the data to be stored. For instance if the output is 230000-6 I only need the number, without the “-6″.
    Is there a way to do that? Thanks.

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