Types of checkpoint in QTP

This tutorial demonstrates different types of Checkpoints in Quick Test Professional


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A Checkpoint is a confirmation or verification point in which the value of some property which is expected at a particular step is compared with the actual value which is displayed in the application. Based on the expected values Checkpoints are classified as follows


  • Page Checkpoint : A Standard Checkpoint created for a web page can be called a Page Checkpoint.  It is used to check total number of links & images on a web page. Page Checkpoints can be used to check Load Time i.e. time taken to load a web page.
  • Bitmap Checkpoint helps a user in checking the bitmap of an image or a full web page. It does a pixel by pixel comparison between actual and expected images.
  • Image Checkpoint enable you to check properties like source file location of a web image. Unlike , Bitmap Checkpoint  you can not check pixels(bitmaps) using image checkpoint.
  • Text Checkpoint is Used to check expected text in a web-page or application. This text could be from a specific region of the application or a small portion of text displayed
  • Accessibility Checkpoints verifies compliance with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)  instructions and guidelines for Web-based technology and information systems. These Guidelines make it easy for disabled to access the web.
  • Database Checkpoints create  a query  during record time and database values are stored as expected values. Same query is executed during run time and actual & expected values are compared.
  • In Table Checkpoint , you dynamically can check the contents of cells of a table (grid) appearing in your environment. You can also check various table properties like row height , cell width and so on. Table Checkpoint is similar to Database Checkpoint
  • Using XML Checkpoints you can verify XML Data ,XML Schema,   XML Data


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