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Compatibility With HP Mercury Quality Center


#1

Can anyone tell me if Toad is compatible with HP Mercury Quality Center 10.0. I am currently using QC 9.0 and Toad for Oracle.


#2

After a very quick glance at the webpage describing what it is, I don’t
see any reason why they would not peacefully co-exist on a machine.

If you are looking for some sort of interaction between the two (other than
being able to both connect to the same Oracle database), you’re not going
to find any.


#3

Greetings;

We’ve recently had HP Quality Center provided as well. Along with that, we
had HP LoadRunner installed. They are expected to work together (HP’s
tools, not Toad) to provide a complete automated testing solution.

As a developer, I’ve found it is very limited in use when you want to be
dealing with back-end scripting such as batch scripts that would be executed by
a scheduling system. Its strength was built towards testing front-end interfaces
such as the functionality provided by a web page.

Suggestion:

Send in a tech query to your HP tech support contact. Ask them whether or not
the Quality Center can work with Toad. Mention that Toad is only a front-end
wrapper over Oracle’s client functionality. Also mention Toad has been
built with a command-line interface to performing a number of tasks. I
can’t remember the language Toad was built in, perhaps someone from Quest
can chime in to give that information… it’s definitely not Java so
you might want to explicitly identify that as well. In short, make sure you
provide sufficient technical information they understand your question.

When I asked the rep we were dealing with if the tools can handle scripting, the
person answered from the perspective of “scripting web page
interactivity”. When I clarified I meant back-end scripting – rather
than a front-end interface - which is commonly run as a batch process through a
scheduling system, the rep had zero experience with that. That doesn’t
mean the tools can’t handle it, but with the focus of the reps on testing
an application’s user interactivity, it’s a good sign the tools were
not designed to handle back-end devices… whether SQLPlus, Toad, or other.

Roger S.


#4

Benchmark Factory can do load testing on the backend via scripting – as
far as the database is concerned, if you’re interested in tools for that
sort of thing.


#5

Benchmark Factory can do load testing on the backend via

scripting – as far as the database is concerned, if you’re

interested in tools for that sort of thing.

Unfortunately I’m not part of the team evaluating such products for
recommendation. I’m only called in after they make a decision to examine
the tool and figure out how best to use it.

Let’s just say the new architectural team that was formed is amazing to
watch in action.

Roger S.


#6

Morning Roger,

Let’s just say the new architectural team that was formed is
amazing to watch in action.

You used “architectural team” and “in action” in the same sentence, was
that deliberate?
:wink:

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

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#7

You used “architectural team” and “in action” in

the same sentence, was that deliberate?

Heh, there are 3 different jokes in my statement… you found one.

With a little background on the individuals that make up the team (primary tech
individual has a background in Java, nothing else), there’s a fourth
hidden in there.

:slight_smile:

Roger