Collecting usage metrics data

To provide an insight into the usage patterns of the product itself and not necessarily the application that it is testing, the usage metrics are collected. The product can collect the metrics about the usage of the tool including and not limited to the number of tests executed, the number of actions performed against an application under test, the number of successful versus failed actions, verification points, and so on.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that HCL® Quality Server is installed.. See the HCL® Quality Server documentation for the installation instructions.
  • Ensure that the license key is applied. See Applying the license

About this task

When you collect usage metrics, the data is collected for internal use to provide you better services. For example, in a Web UI test, all user actions such as click, enter text, and so on are counted and collected. Similarly, for an HTTP test, the number of HTTP Pages and Requests are counted and logged. No information about the application under test is collected.


  1. From the product, click Window > Preferences > Test > HCL Quality Server.
  2. Specify the IP address or host name of the computer where HCL® Quality Server server is installed.
    Note: If the IP address or host name is not specified, depending on the license key setting, a warning message might be logged every time you run a test, the test execution itself might be blocked, or the tests can be executed without any warning messages.
  3. Click Test Connection to check whether the connection is established. Click OK if the connection is established.