The new quality resource center and model dependencies you can store your tests, components and resources so that you can manage the relationships between them and you can analyze the impact on your assets when you change active .

If you work with Premier Quality Center Server Edition, then you can also import and share resources between different projects. You can synchronize the assets in the two projects when changes are made. This feature also allows you to reuse your existing assets instead of creating new assets each time you create a new project. For example, you can create a set of active model to use as a basis for new projects.

Using the resources and dependencies model

In previous versions of QTP and Quality Center, test resource files (such as shared object repositories, libraries function recovery scenarios and data tables outside), were stored in Quality Center as attachments, while the files associated with an application domain have been stored in a file independent resource in the module business components.

10.00 Quality Center introduces a new Test Resources module. This module allows you to store all of these resources as separate entities that are linked to their owners and marked as dependencies. Tests or actions that require more tests are also linked as dependencies.

When you select a QTP test, test, business process, or individual components within the Quality Center test or component tree, you can access these resources and dependent tests in a new tab addiction. The Dependencies tab shows all entities Quality Center, which are used by your document, test, and all entities that use it. For example, if your QTP test is associated with two libraries of functions and actions in your test are associated with three object repositories, these entities will be displayed in the table using the Dependencies tab of the test. If any actions in your test is called by another test, while the test call will be displayed in the table used by.

In QTP, you can also view the dependencies of the specific action in the markers used by tab of the Properties dialog action.

Quality Center recognizes that assets are linked together as belonging to Owner or dependencies and ensures that these important relationships are maintained when importing or creating baselines, rename or move resources, select delete resources, or perform other operations that may affect these relationships.

Note: If necessary, you can continue to use an installation of attachments for all or part of your assets QTP. However, if you use the old model, you will not be able to take advantage of several characteristics associated with resources and dependency model.