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replace tag value with content from file

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replace tag value with content from file



I am trying to automate testing of a web service by filling in tags in my request(s) with values coming from a file. Since the "Data Source" test step is not available in SoadUI open source I am trying to implement groovy scripts as described in


This works actually quite well; I can read all values in my file and the values are written into the Property - Looper / Value field in a successive manner. However, the script does not actually update the xml of my mock request; I could not even find a statement that tries it.


I wanted to use a statement like this which should replace the content of the the tag ltNomenclature with the value read from file present in the tempValue variable:

def node = xml.'testCase'.findAll { == 'ltNomenclature' }.each{ it.replaceBody(tempValue) }


However, this is not all that is needed, xml must be defined beforehand. How can I do this to make it reference my mock request ? All examples that I found in the forums concern parsing xml from file using xmlslurper but not from within the test case suite itself.


Many thanks for any hints you could give.  Cheers, Uwe

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Found a way; in addition to writing the desired value to a property I created a new test step of the type "Property Transfer" that injects it into the xml.


Took ages to find I lost much time trying to replace the xml content directly.

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Can you please explain in detail how to replace tag element in xml.

Actual problem statement is:

URL tag from 10 xml has to be replaced from 10 other xml through soap ui as i have to check response of each using wsdl link.

It would be very helpful if you explain looping these xml to replace element value

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