1. while learning objects information it drives in Clockwise
2. while identifying an object QTP drives in Anticlockwise
During learning period, QTP interact with Application Under Test and learn the object properties what are available properties in Object Identification dialog and learn only those properties and stores in Object Repository
During Object Identification, QTP interacts with Object Repository and identify the object using objects properties in OR available in Object identification mandatory properties.
"A good threat is worth a thousand tests" - Boris Beizer