Forum Discussion

SuperSingh's avatar
SuperSingh
Contributor
8 years ago
Solved

How to extract & validate nodes from JSON which is part of XML response

I have response in XML format that contains metadata (which is in JSON).I need to extract the values from JSON and validate them.
Can someone please help me with script to extract the JSON nodes .

Below is the sample layout of my XML response.

I need to extract "Name1" from the response and use it for validation/assertions.


<ApiRootContext xmlns="Link1" xmlns:i="Link2">
<ApiHeader xmlns:a="Link3">
<Duration>500</Duration>
<Status>InProgress</Status>
</ApiHeader>

<Metadata>
{
"Type": "Type1",
"ID": "Name1",
"Label": "Text1",
},
{
"Type": "Type2",
"ID": "Name2",
"Label": "Text2",
}
</Metadata>
<city>Boston</city>
<state>MA</state>
<country>US</country>
</ApiRootContext>

  • Script assertion would be

     

     

     

    import com.eviware.soapui.support.XmlHolder
    def holder = new XmlHolder(context.Response)
    def Metadata = holder["//*:Metadata"]
    log.info Metadata
    
    import groovy.json.JsonSlurper 
    def slurper = new JsonSlurper()
    def json = slurper.parseText Metadata
    log.info(json.ID[0])

     

    However your sample XML response seems to include invalid JSON so I changed the last line to

     

    log.info(json.ID)

     

9 Replies

  • PaulMS's avatar
    PaulMS
    Super Contributor

    Script assertion would be

     

     

     

    import com.eviware.soapui.support.XmlHolder
    def holder = new XmlHolder(context.Response)
    def Metadata = holder["//*:Metadata"]
    log.info Metadata
    
    import groovy.json.JsonSlurper 
    def slurper = new JsonSlurper()
    def json = slurper.parseText Metadata
    log.info(json.ID[0])

     

    However your sample XML response seems to include invalid JSON so I changed the last line to

     

    log.info(json.ID)

     

    • SuperSingh's avatar
      SuperSingh
      Contributor

      Thanks a lot ! Works out perfectly .

      Appreciate your time & response :)

    • SuperSingh's avatar
      SuperSingh
      Contributor

      I have one more question here, associated with the same post ? Sorry to not add it earlier.

       

       How can I do a search for the value if the response  data is not in sequence.

       For. Eg.  if this is my Metadata,

       

       <Metadata>

      {

      "Type": "Type3",

      "ID": "Name3",

      "Label": "Text3",

      },

      {

      "Type": "Type2",

      "ID": "Name2",

      "Label": "Text2",

      }

      {

      "Type": "Type2",

      "ID": "Name2",

      "Label": "Text2",

      }

       

      And I have to extract value of "Label" for "Type3" , how do I do that. (I cannot set it based on json.ID[0] coz the order might vary)

      • nmrao's avatar
        nmrao
        Champion Level 3
        Json wrapped inside of xml and is invalid as PaulMS already mentioned. Could be potential application defect.

        You may need to contact your service provider / your team if it is internally developed.