Convert Business Components and BPT Tests to Templates
We've been using BPT for 3 or 4 years and are looking to move away from it. (We've lost the resources who championed it and it's clearly a low priority for HP since it's not part of 11.5 yet). Since we have hundreds of components and tests we are looking for an easier way to convert then to standard test using templates.
Has anyone ever moved away from BPT? Did you manually recreate everything or did you convert your artifacts?
I wrote an application that takes BPT tests and converts them to QTP tests. The classes for Business Process Components are pretty crappy, so it can causes some headaches. Depending on your setup, you will probably have to make some assumptions when converting. If you're familiar with the OTA this is more or less the structure of the BPT classes:
Test -> BPComponentFactory
BPComponentFactory -> List of BPComponent (each item under the "Test Script" tab when a BPT test is selected)
BPComponent -> BPGroup (if applicable, a group returns a list on BPComponents)
BPComponent -> List of BPIteration
BPIteration - > List of BPIterationParam (when you click on an iteration in the UI, the iteration param is everything after the first column)
BPIterationParam -> BPParameter (this is the first column in the same screen)
I've omitted most of the factories, so this is just a high level of what you would need to do. That and I stopped caring towards the end. If you have more specific questions, let me know.