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Default headers for all resources

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Default headers for all resources

Is there any way in ReadAPI 1.5 and SoapUI NG to create a default header that will be used across all resources? We have a standard set of headers (such as X-Requested-By) that need to be included with every request.


Right now I am defining these headers on each resource, but it would be helpful if I could define these at a higher level (perhaps on the service, environment, or project?)

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You can use Events - Before run of a test step.

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Thanks, I ended up creating a RequestFilter.filterRequest event handler with a script like the following:


def headers = request.requestHeaders
headers["X-Requested-By"] = ["test"] request.requestHeaders = headers


Update: Be careful to set headers to a new List rather than using the add method because this actually modifies the request definition rather than the outgoing request instance. The add method will keep adding a new copy of the header on every run

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Im new to SOAP UI and i came across this post and used RequestFilter.filterRequest to be used as a global header. However, as mentioned in the post below "add method will keep adding a new copy of the header on every run" - as seen in the image attached every time i run the the TestCase 1 test suite, the "Headers(4)" tab increments by 2 as there are 2 headers. After i run the TestCase many times, the test steps dont run any more as the Header are keep on adding on top.


May i know how can i set the header as global but not get incremented everytinme i run the test case?


Thanks for helping,




I tried to update in the OnRequest script, the header of the request by using the code below, I have this error :


def headers = mockRequest.requestHeaders//.each { it}
def header = new StringToStringMap(headers)
header.remove('SOAPAction') header

mockRequest.requestHeaders = header; // the error comes from this line.

com.eviware.soapui.impl.wsdl.mock.DispatchException: Failed to dispatch using script; groovy.lang.ReadOnlyPropertyException: Cannot set readonly property: requestHeaders for class: com.eviware.soapui.impl.wsdl.mock.WsdlMockRequest.

Can you help me?


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