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Application Lifecycle Management

The Options dialog is displayed by selecting Tools -> Options from the main menu. Then select HPE -> Application Lifecycle Management from the tree on the left.

Setting Description
Use external browser This option control which browser is used to load and display HPE Application Lifecycle Management. When checked, the default system browser will be used to open HPE Application Lifecycle Management. When not checked, the internal Web Browser will be used.
Note:    While using the internal Web Browser can be convenient, there are instances where dialog windows in HPE Application Lifecycle Management will "block" you from interacting with Test Design Studio until those dialog are closed.
Use enhanced client URL (when available) This option is only available when Use external browser is checked. HPE Application Lifecycle Management has an enhanced URL that can be used to automatically open a specific project and login a user. Enable this option to use this URL method when opening HPE Application Lifecycle Management.
Note:    This option only applies when you right-click a project node in Server Explorer and select the Open ALM Client command.
Use QCExplorer Use this option if you prefer to use QCExplorer instead of a web browser. When activated, you must specify the location of the QCExplorer.exe application.
Note:    This option does not support enhanced client URL.
Client URL Pattern Defines the pattern used to generate the URL that will be used when opening HPE Application Lifecycle Management. The value %clienturl% will be replaced with the configured value of the corresponding server.
Site Admin URL Pattern Defines the pattern used to generate the URL that will be used when opening HPE Application Lifecycle Management Site Administration. The value %siteadminurl% will be replaced when the configured value of the corresponding server.
Upload modified files when saved When this option is checked, all ALM files are automatically uploaded to the server when they are saved. Otherwise, you must manual choose when to upload the files.
QTP File Transfer Pattern This is the file pattern used by the HPE Application Lifecycle Management API when downloading/uploading Unified Functional Testing scripts. Only experienced users should modify this setting.
Lock files when opened for editing When this option is checked, a lock will be placed on the file within ALM so that another user may not also edit the same file. The lock will be released when the editor is closed.
Allow version controlled files to be locked Normally, you would not need to lock a file under version control since the version control system protects your file. You can optionally chose whether or not locks are placed on files that are under version control.