What is QTP’s Product Availability Matrix & Why is it useful?
How many times have you searched websites & gone through various forums just to find out if a particular browser is supported by QTP? How much effort you spend to find out if QTP supports a particular character set? Or what all toolkits are there, that are QTP compatible? Wouldn’t it be a good idea that rather than searching for this information all over the web, you get all this at a single place? That’s exactly what QTP Product Availability Matrix would do for you.
What is Product Availability Matrix?
QTP’s Product Availability Matrix or PAM is basically a PDF file that contains information on what all Products/Standards are supported by QTP. For each version of QTP, HP releases a separate PAM file which specifies the products that are supported /not supported by that version of QTP. For example, from the below screenshot, you will be able to find out the different versions of Windows Operating System that are supported by QTP 10.
Why is it Useful?
QTP Product Availability Matrix is useful mainly because you’ll get all your product support queries answered in a single place. You don’t need to spend lot of time going through different blogs & forums to get these doubts resolved. Moreover blogs and forums might sometimes provide you with incorrect information. But since this comes directly from HP, you can be sure that whatever is mentioned here should be correct. You can use QTP’s Product Availability Matrix to find out the following information –
- What all Windows versions are supported by QTP.
- Which all Virtualization applications does the particular version of QTP support.
- What are the ActiveX / Windows controls that are supported by QTP.
- What all are the character sets that are supported / not supported by the QTP version.
- It also gives information about the different products that are supported by the different Add-ins available with the QTP version.
Read yourself and see what all information can you gather from QTP’s Product Availability Matrix. Links:
QTP 10 Product Availability Matrix (Requires HP Passport Log in)