Introduction

The Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Open Test Architecture API is a COM library that enables you to integrate external applications with ALM. COM integrates naturally with Microsoft Visual Basic, therefore the syntax and examples in this reference use Visual Basic. The examples in this project were developed with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 and are not necessarily valid under other development platforms.

For information about other implementation possibilities, see the Micro Focus Support Web Site or consult your support representative.

Disclaimer about Library Members for internal use by the API:

Many items in the COM library are marked hidden. For technical reasons, these items are visible in some environments in spite of being marked hidden. Therefore, there is no way Micro focus can prevent OTA applications from using hidden members.

Such members are not documented in this reference. Other members are explicitly labeled "For internal use" (or "For HP use"). 

Micro Focus advises you not to use undocumented members or members labeled "For internal use" (or "For HP use").  If you do, be aware that Micro Focus does not support the use of hidden members by customers.

Uses of this Library

There are many ways to use Open Test Architecture programming to enhance site integration and customize ALM for your site. For example, you can:

Character Encoding

ALM, and therefore OTA applications, can handle text data in either Multibyte or Unicode encodings.