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singhonsoap
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Asserting a partial XML using regex

Hi All,

 

Is there any assertion in Soapui Pro, that can be used to assert the response XML partially using regex pattern.

 

For Eg : Lets assume the response XML is something like this below:

 

<root>

<a1>This is a1 test</a1>

<a2>adding a2 text</a2>

<a3>

<b1>Some random text</b1>

<c1>hello</c1>

</a3>

</root>

 

And i want to assert this xml partially using some regex. Lets say like this below:

 

Contains Assertion: 

<root>

<a1>This is a1 test</a1>

*.*

</a3>

</root>

 

-----------------------------------

 

When i actually try to do this, it's not working. Can some suggest me the actual regex pattern that can be applied on the above XML to assert its response body. (Note : I am making use of 'contains' assertion)

 

Kindly let me know, if this feature exists (if yes, plz suggest regex for above & if NO, can we add this feature in next release of soapui pro).

 

 

Thanks

Singh

9 Comments

  • Hi!

    Since Contains has got complete support for Regex, you CAN do it.

     

    I don't unfortunately have the expression itself, but with some regex skills you can do it. :)

  • singhonsoap's avatar
    singhonsoap
    Frequent Visitor

    That's what I am asking for. I know, 'contains' give the option of asserting the response body. But I want to assert a response body XML, starting from root node, but i want to skip verifying the middle portion, such that i can verify the XML partially.

     

    The example can be found on my first post above, how i want to apply the assertion.

    KINDLY SUGGEST THE REGEX PATTERN OR IF THERE'S SOME OTHER WORKAROUND.

     

     

    Thanks

    Singh

  • Hi Singh,

     

    I would suggest this regex:

     

    <a1>This is a1 test</a1>.+</a3>

     

    I tried it in Ready!API 1.3.1

    It matches

     

    <root>
    <a1>This is a1 test</a1>
    <a2>adding a2 text</a2>
    <a3>
    <b1>Some random text</b1>
    <c1>hello</c1>
    </a3>
    </root>

     

    but not

     

    <root>
    <a1>This is a1 test</a1>
    <a2>adding a2 text</a2>
    <a4>
    <b1>Some random text</b1>
    <c1>hello</c1>
    </a4>
    </root>

     

    Hope it helps,

    /Matti

  • nmrao's avatar
    nmrao
    Champion Level 3

    Matti,

     

    Just happened to see this post, and trying out regex

     

    Could match both of the cases with the following, see the attachment

    regex: <a1>This is a1 test</a1>\n(.+\n)*</a\d>

     

    regex2.png

     

    Is that what expected by the end user?

    EDIT: some how, after the post attachment is not seen.

  • singhonsoap's avatar
    singhonsoap
    Frequent Visitor

    I have tried both the regex suggested above, but none of them seems to work:

     

    For eg : Case 1:

     

    <a1>This is a1 test</a1>

    .+

    </a3>

    </root>

     

    Case 2:

     

    <a1>This is a1 test</a1>

    \n(.+\n)*</a\d>

    </a3>

    </root>

     

     

    None of the above works. Can someone please guide.

     

    Thanks

    Singh

  • Hi Singh,

    can you supply a sample of the response that doesnt work with suggestions above?

    BR

    /Matti

  • singhonsoap's avatar
    singhonsoap
    Frequent Visitor
    Hi Matti, If you see my original post, I have mentioned the sample response over there. Can someone please help me to assert the XML body partially. Refer to my original post above NOTE : I don't want to verify the contents of a2 node, but just want to assert the rest of the nodes content, i.e. a1,a3, a4, etc.. Please suggest how can i do it. I have already tried the reg ex expressions suggested in one of the comments above, but none seems to work. Regards Singh