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BPM functionality--automate manual tasks with GUI

hello,

 

As far as I know, with BPM (vugen) one can record a user session and then repeat it in order to measure transaction times.

Instead for the purpose of measuring, can we use BPM not to monitor, but to automate manual tasks with user graphical
interfaces? 

For example, to read from a sharepoint and then, for each entry in the sharepont to create tickets in ITSM tool that only hast its GUI access (no API, no web-services interface,…)

Can that be implemented by BPM?? If not, could you please suggest which HP Software portfolio (if any) would be the right tool.

 

Many thanks.

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Re: BPM functionality--automate manual tasks with GUI

Hi aimee0027,

 

as the product name indicated, BPM = Business Process Monitor, BPM's main taks is to replay a transaction and pass metric ata to BSM for monitoring purposes.

 

If you need to automate things by executing tasks multiple times, most likely with different parameters on each execution, the products LoadRunner / VuGen or QTP / UFT (Quick Test Processional / User Fuctional Test (new name for QTP)) will doe a much better job.

RUM also "only" measures/monitors, so cannot be used here either.

 

GReetings

Siggi 

Customer Support
Micro Focus

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Re: BPM functionality--automate manual tasks with GUI

hello Siggi,

 

Many thanks for your help!!

 

And please allow me to give one more use case:

-       With information of an excel spreadsheet to fill out a web form. The excel has in each row (with several colums) the information to fill a form. The solution (BPM or QTP/VuGen/FT ) should go row by row and filling out the web form with the information present on the columns.

-      The important thing here is that there is no other way to interact with the web formulary than… open an explorer and go field by field of the form.. like a “human” would do. The thing is whether we can automate this with our tools.

 

Can QTP/VuGen/FT or BPM match above??

Appreciate your kind help.

Thanks.

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Re: BPM functionality--automate manual tasks with GUI

Hi aimee0027 ,

 

first let's take BPM out of the equation, is it only executes scripts for monitoring purposes.

 

While you could foce BPM to do what you are looking for, it would add one level of complexity to it,
as you only want to execute scripts for performing an action.

 

The main difference between LR/VuGen and QTP is the way they interact with the system.
In quite general, VuGen listens to the network when you go over the various steps of ypur transaction.
It is possible that it can deal with the taks you are looking for, but I don't think so.

VuGen has a built-in protocol analyzer, you can start it and then execute your transaction and see what the results are.

 

QTP/UFT might fit better, as it is also able to record and replay interactions with the system the transaction runs on (for example it can deal with popup-windows, it can click on a button, things VuGen cannot do).

 

Can it do what you like it to do?

> With information of an excel spreadsheet to fill out a web form. The excel has in each row (with several colums) the information to fill a form. The solution (BPM or QTP/VuGen/FT ) should go row by row and filling out the web form with the information present on the columns.

> The important thing here is that there is no other way to interact with the web formulary than… open an explorer and go field by field of the form.. like a “human” would do. The thing is whether we can automate this with our tools.

 

I would think yes, but as I'm not a QTP/UFT guy, I cannot say for sure, you moght wanna check in the VuGen / QTP forum for more details.

 

Greetings

Siggi
 

Customer Support
Micro Focus

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