Output Values

Using Output values we can retrive properties of objects ,database field values ,text presenting objects and can store on data table in test result window.

Types of Output Values:

1. Standard output value
2. Text output value
3. Text area output value
4. Database output value
5. XML output value



1. Standard Output value:

 We can use standard output values to output the properties values of most objects.

Steps to follow for Inserting Standard Output Value:

QTP should be in Recording mode --> Insert menu -->Output value--> standard output value --> show the object --> click OK --> select property --> If required Change the column name  --> click OK -->click OK -->stop recording.


2. Text Output value:

We can use text output values to output text strings displayed on a Web page or application. When creating a text output value, We can output a part of the object's text. We can also specify the text before and after the output text.

Steps to follow for Inserting Text Output Value:

QTP should be in recording mode--> Insert menu--> Output value --> Text output value --> show the text -->select one of the option{output text/text before/text after} --> click modify if you want to change the column name --> click OK 

click OK--> check in runtime table after executing.


3. Text Area Output value:

We can use text area output values to output text strings displayed within a defined area of a screen in a Windows application.

Steps to follow for Inserting Text Area Output Value:

QTP should be in recording mode --> insert menu -->output value --> text area output value -->Mark the text area -->If required click modify the column name --> click OK --> again click OK --> check in run time table after executing.


4. Database Output value:

We can use database output values to output the value of the contents of database cells, based on the results of a query (result set) that we define on a database.

Steps to follow for Inserting Database Output Value:

Insert menu--> output value --> Database Output value--> choose specify SQL statements manually -->click next -->click create -->Select Machine Data source --> Select Driver (QT_flight32) --> click OK --> enter SQL statement {select * from orders} --> click Finish --> select data cells --> click OK --> Execute and see the results in run time table.


5. XML Output value:

 We can use XML output values to output the values of XML elements and attributes in XML documents.

Steps to follow for Inserting XML Output Value:

QTP should be in recording mode with web environment --> Insert menu --> output value --> XML output value from application --> Show the XML document --> select elements --> click OK -->Stop recording.