HP Service Test – How to create a BPT in Service Test 11.20

What is Business Process Testing (BPT)

QTP’s Business Process Testing feature, also known as BPT, has been available for some time. For those of you who are not familiar with Business Process Testing, it’s basically a HP methodology that allows you to create many test components that you can mix and match in Quality Center to create multiple business process tests. The feature also affords you the ability to pass data between each component in a test. (For a quick overview be sure to check out my BPT in a Nutshell video.) This feature is now also available in Service Test 11.20.

What version of Service Test do I need?

In the first release of HP Service Test VTD 11.0, the ability to create a Service Test BPT was not an option. With the latest release, the functionality to create business components has been added. FYI: even if you don’t plan on using BPT with Service Test HP, I highly recommend that you get the latest version (11.20), since it fixes many critical bugs.

How do I create a Business Component in ST?

Following is a quick overview on how to create a Service Test. For this example, I’ll be using the Sample Application that came with ST.

Start the HP Sample Application

Create a Business Component in ST

  • In HP Service Test connect to Quality Center then select File\New\Business Component

Import the GetFlights operation

In the “Create New Test” dialog select a location in QC’s Components directory to save your component to. I’m naming mine getFlights.

  • From the Toolbox drag the ‘GetFlights’ operation on to the main canvas area

Time to create out Business Components Parameters

  • In the main canvas areas click on ‘Start’ and navigate to the Property Sheet. Then click on the plus sign and select “Add Input Property”


  • Add an Input Property named DepartCity and another one named ArriveCity

  • Click on the GetFlights and click on its PropertySheet/Input Checkpoints area

  • For the GetFlights\DepartureCity click on the “Link to DataSource” icon

  • Click on the ‘Start’ step in the ‘Select Link Source for ‘DepartureCity’ and select the input parameter DepartCity that we just created

  • For the GetFlights’s ArrivalCity link to the ArriveCity input parameter.

Sweet you just created your first Service Test Business Component!

Awesome now that we have business component lets go into Quality Center and create a Business Process Test to run

Create a business process test in QC

  • In QC click on the ‘Test Plan’

  • Click on the ‘New Test’ icon and create a new test with:


    Test Name: MyGetFlights

  • Click on the MyGetFlights test and select the Test Script Tab and in the Componets find and add your GetFlights business component

  • Now enter values for ArriveCity and DepartCity

Almost done – Lets run it and see what happens.

  • In QC click on the ‘Test Lab’ icon

  • Create a New Test Set called Flights

  • Add the MyGetFLights Test to the test set and click on RUN

If everything goes well the test should pass. Lets look at the results.

Looking at the Service Test business component test’s run results in Quality Center

  • Dbl click on the MyGetFLights in the Execution Grid to view the run results

  • Click on the Passed link

  • The HP Run Results Viewer should appear:



That’s it for my quick Service Test BPT example –Hope it helped!

QTP – HP QuickTest Professional 11.0 – ALL Patches Released in 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! This being my first post of 2012, I’d like to recap all the QTP patches released in 2011. HP stayed busy releasing some long- anticipated patches, including support for Google Chrome and newer versions of Firefox. Let’s start the new year off right by making sure we have all the latest patches!


I also keep up-to-date info on all patches in my QTP Support Matrix and Patch Updates post, so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly for updates. And now, without further ado — here is a list of the QTP patches that were released in 2011:

QTP Patches for 2011

DEC 2011:


NOV 2011:


OCT 2011:

SEP 2011:


JULY 2011

JUNE 2011

APRIL 2011

MARCH 2011


JAN 2011

QTP 2010 Patches

That’s it for QTP 2011 Patches

Hope this helps and here’s to a great year of automation awesomeness – Cheers Joe

For an updated list of all patches available for QTP 11 check out the Patches section in my article:QTP 11 Support Matrix with Patch Updates