I am interested in discussing the advantages and disadvantages of externalizing the object repository in QTP to an external XLS file with Keywords and all object information. This approach has been recommended and I am trying to understand all the benefits and drawbacks of this approach. Obviously this approach would have a significant disadvantage with regard to debugging and would require a higher degree of skill for ongoing maintenance of the scripts. However, this approach would make the scripts more modular and being keyword driven it would more extensibility and possibly better scalability. I am very interested in thoughts and feedback - thanks in advance