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What does patch QTP_00919 really address?

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I'm trying to figure out if I need to install QTP patch QTP_00919.  I received automatic notification of the release of this patch for QTP v11.

 

The patch information says:

"This patch enables you to run QuickTest tests remotely as part of a Functional test set from an ALM server using server-side execution."

 

There is no additional explanation.  There is no reference to a defect or change request id.

 

What is meant by "from an ALM server using server-side execution"? Is this the same thing as logging in through the ALM UI, going to the Test Lab module, selecting a QuickTest test instance and running it? Or the same as opening QTP, connecting to ALM, opening a QTP test stored in ALM, and running it within the QTP application?  If so, did this stop working at some point, requiring a patch to make it work again?

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Through another user forum I was informaed that this functionality is a feature of ALM v11.5 (Lab Management). Now I totally understand what they mean.

Why couldn't they have just stated that in the patch readme?
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Through another user forum I was informaed that this functionality is a feature of ALM v11.5 (Lab Management). Now I totally understand what they mean.

Why couldn't they have just stated that in the patch readme?
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can you share the link ..where you have read the explanation about this patch?

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Here is the relevant posting from the other user forum.
http://www.sqaforums.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=715131&an=0&page=0#Post715131
Note that it is not an explanation of the patch, specifically. The other user quoted from the ALM 11.5 documentation to explain "server-side execution". Since that is what the patch concerns, the implication is that it applies only in the situation where you are using QTP 11 with ALM 11.5.
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