Parameters Tab (Properties Pane - BPT)

Relevant for: business process tests and flows

This tab enables you to define parameter data for a selected component or flow in a business process test or flow.

To access
  1. In the Solution Explorer, make sure that the business process test or flow for which you want to view properties is selected. In the document pane, make sure that specific component or flow you want to modify is selected.
  2. Select View > Properties or click the Properties pane button . The Parameters tab is displayed by default.
Important information

Promoting parameters

Relevant tasks Create and maintain business process tests and flows in UFT

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element

Description

Promote parameters. Promotes the selected parameters to the next level, and replaces the selected parameter value with a link to the new parameter.

If there are no test parameters with the same name, or if the Always link to existing test parameters option is not selected in the BPT Testing tab in the Options dialog box, UFT creates new test parameters, and links the selected component parameter value to the new test parameter values.

If test parameters already exist with the same name, and the Always link to existing test parameters option is selected, the select component parameter value is automatically linked to the existing test parameter value.

This button is disabled if the component or flow parameter is already linked to a parameter at the next level.

Input

The list of input parameters for the component or flow selected in the document pane. The following information is available:

Input: The name of the input parameter.

Value: The parameter's value. Enter text or link the parameter to another test, flow, or component parameter using the Select Link Source Dialog Box (BPT).

Hover over the Value cell to display the Link and Remove Link buttons.

Caution: Removing this link will remove the linked data for the selected parameter in all iterations for the selected component.

The <p> linked icon indicates that the parameter value is linked to another parameter.

Output

The list of output parameters for the component or flow selected in the document pane. The following information is available:

Output: The name of the output parameter.

Value: The parameter's value. Enter text or link the parameter to another test, flow, or component parameter using the Select Link Source Dialog Box (BPT). Values are displayed for output parameters only when a component is in a flow.

If you are editing a flow, hover over the Value cell to display the Link and Remove Link buttons. These buttons are not displayed if you are editing a test.

Caution: Removing this link will remove the linked data for the selected parameter in all iterations for the selected component.

The locked icon indicates that the parameter value is linked to another parameter.