Normalizing the location of HCL OneTest™ API assets

By normalizing the location of HCL OneTest™ API assets in HP Quality Center, multiple users can access the same resources locally.

Procedure

  1. Select a folder in your file system where all projects are to be created, maintained, and checked out.
  2. Share this common root folder by using normal Windows file sharing. Read-only access is all that is required.
  3. Map a network drive to this folder. Use an agreed-upon letter for the drive that does not create conflicts for any potential other users, such as Q: (for Quality Center).
    Note: The term "network drive" is a misnomer in this case, as you are mapping a local drive.
  4. In HP Quality Center, when you configure an HCL OneTest™ API test, you must specify a project location. Use the mapped drive (Q: in the example) to point to the project you want to link to.
  5. Other users must map a drive to the same folder, using the same drive letter, and link to projects by referencing that drive letter.

Results

All users can now see a performance increase because they access the resources locally. All HP Quality Center linked tests are also run locally through the mapped drive.
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