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Mysql database not connecting

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Mysql database not connecting

I am having a big problem after trying so many times im am not able to connect with mysql database running on our server.
As Our company is Searching the WS testing software and I have to recommend them.and after using many software i am going for this coz of better GUI and low cost.
My prob.
Im connecting with following command in my datasource with JDBC

Driver - com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
Connecting String - jdbc:mysql://servername:3306/DataBasename?user=user&password=pass.

I use basic sql command' select ... from  tablename '
I press test but it shows nothing (show in side got 0 rows in

i put one property against one fetching col.

What i did till now ..
I use the both drivers 'mysql-connector-java-3.0.17-ga-bin' and 'mysql-connector-java-5.0.6-bin' in my lib directory of SOAPUI.(first hoped i atleast one should work).

I restarted it . checked again but didnt work

I checked the database and port ,host,database  are working good.

It is very painful that it is not showing any error or warning when we r using database.
Help me what can be done in this situation as DB connection is very important for our ws application otherwise i need to search something else.


In regards to your question, you are not quite correct, although that is usually how it works.

If you have a field called author in your database and a property called auth in your DataSource Step  the following works perfectly fine;

SELECT author as auth FROM tb_author

Product Guy for Ready! API, SoapUI and all things API
Occasional Contributor

Just suggestions..

There should be browsing sytem instead of typing the driver name

and connection string interface should be improved

And u should also put flash based tutorials with voice like i have seen with other tools..
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yes.. we know... All that is planned, but thanks for reminding 🙂



Yes to all three.

Flashutorials are coming after the next release, BUT for now we have something the others don't.

We have a tutorial and you can actually download a soapUI project file for just the example you have been having problems with.

The tutorial:

The Download:

Product Guy for Ready! API, SoapUI and all things API
Occasional Contributor

One more question.

I have setup datasource and with sql command im getting for ex. 200 rows..
in database setup frame.
I need in my request method that it read from first row give responce and proceed to 2nd row give responce and so on till end...

so the step should be..
datasource(with select sql command)
user request
Data source loop(datasource step 'datasource' and target step 'user request'.
how i can see the result ?Http log is not very clear..
where i can see the result of each request and responce.?

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you can double-click each teststep result in the TestCase log window, which will open a window showing the request and response for the message..

Hope this helps!


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