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Please help with importing WSDL and XSD's

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Please help with importing WSDL and XSD's

Hi, I am a first time SoapUI user and could really use some help to get me started on the right path. My goal is to make a first connection to a Soap API so I can test if the credentials that I received, provide me with access to the API. The problem I'm running into: When I import the WSDL file, SoapUI doesn't seem to do anything with the XSD files. How do I include the XSD's in the testsuite?

 

Software: SoapUI Pro (ReadyAPI 3.3.2)

*The WSDL and XSD's are attached in this post, the service offers the choice to receive attachments with SwA or MTOM

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Re: Please help with importing WSDL and XSD's

hey @darreck 

 

I'm a little confused.  I had a look at the .zip files you attached.

 

Firstly I noticed the .wsdl .zip archives had lots of .wsdls and the .xsd .zip archive had lots of .xsds.

 

I noticed that your .wsdl files uses the embedded inline approach for schema definition - so the SOAP messages that are defined in your .wsdl have all their schema definitions contained within the .wsdl file.

 

schemas are used to validate the content of an .xml - so typically your SOAP webservice (defined by the .wsdl) woudl validate the content and formatting of a request once it is received by the listening webservice.  With this in mind, I don't understand why you are trying to add in the .xsd files - as far as I'm understanding there's no added value in adding in those .xsd files anyway - but even then - if you are trying to submit a request to a webservice - your requests will be passed via the schema when its consumed by the webservice and so theres just no upside to adding in the schema files - which you cant add to a testsuite anyway.  your testsuite includes SOAP/XML request payloads - but you wouldn't add in a schema into your testsuite.

 

I dont know if I'm just misunderstanding what you're after - can you clarify?

 

In summary - with my current understanding of your situation - if you create a new project from the .wsdl, then create some SOAP requests within a testcase sourcing the SOAP definition from the .wsdl - you'll be able to submit the request and get a response back wihtout any trouble.

 

Am I just not understanding the problem?

 

cheers,

 

rich

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Re: Please help with importing WSDL and XSD's

hey @darreck 

 

I'm a little confused.  I had a look at the .zip files you attached.

 

Firstly I noticed the .wsdl .zip archives had lots of .wsdls and the .xsd .zip archive had lots of .xsds.

 

I noticed that your .wsdl files uses the embedded inline approach for schema definition - so the SOAP messages that are defined in your .wsdl have all their schema definitions contained within the .wsdl file.

 

schemas are used to validate the content of an .xml - so typically your SOAP webservice (defined by the .wsdl) woudl validate the content and formatting of a request once it is received by the listening webservice.  With this in mind, I don't understand why you are trying to add in the .xsd files - as far as I'm understanding there's no added value in adding in those .xsd files anyway - but even then - if you are trying to submit a request to a webservice - your requests will be passed via the schema when its consumed by the webservice and so theres just no upside to adding in the schema files - which you cant add to a testsuite anyway.  your testsuite includes SOAP/XML request payloads - but you wouldn't add in a schema into your testsuite.

 

I dont know if I'm just misunderstanding what you're after - can you clarify?

 

In summary - with my current understanding of your situation - if you create a new project from the .wsdl, then create some SOAP requests within a testcase sourcing the SOAP definition from the .wsdl - you'll be able to submit the request and get a response back wihtout any trouble.

 

Am I just not understanding the problem?

 

cheers,

 

rich

if this helped answer the post, could you please mark it as 'solved'? Also if you consider whether the title of your post is relevant? Perhaps if the post is solved, it might make sense to update the Subject header field of the post to something more descriptive? This will help people when searching for problems. Ta

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Re: Please help with importing WSDL and XSD's

Thank you for your reply, Richie!

 

@darreck Does this answer your question?


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