I would like to fill my rigid XML schema with data from an Excel file. Now there are test cases, where I don't need any data from the excel (Data Driven Testing | SoapUI). How can I send the schema correctly although the field is "empty"?
Do I need to set some settings right?
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Thank you very much for your reply and for your help. I will try to explain myself more clearly.
Now i need from SoapUIpro to delete these "nested tags" when a request is sended. I have selected "Remove Empty Content " as "true". But it only deletes partially of the tags. It only deletes the "PrimaryValue" and leaves FirstName. I need SoapUI to delete the whole tag and not only "PrimaryValue"
Thank you very much for your help. If you need further specification pls let me know
If I understand it, you want SoapUI to automatically remove empty/redundant tags, but SoapUI isn't doing this as you need need.
This may confuse matters, and not fix the issue, but as a workaround, use data driven to 'inject' the whole tag into the request instead of just the values. That way, you have more control over what is inserted into the request, esp empty tags.
"Is there no other way to delete parent elements?". Sorry, I really don't know.
I've used SoapUI's data driven test functionality extensively. In the main, my test data wholly aligns to the payload, so I usually don't have to worry about empty nodes and having to remove them.
On the flip side, I have built validation tests where I'm checking for the existence (and non-existence) of nodes as well as testing expected response where some node is empty.
For this, I still use data-driven tests, but instead of squirting in individual values, I've squirted in the whole request. I've also used data driven tests where my Excel data is a path to a file and I've 'pulled in' the file contents using a Groovy script step. The files contain the whole request I want to send.
To sum up, whilst SoapUI may not always offer what you need, I've never not been able to use the functionality to work around such limitations.
@ChrisAdams is pointing something that I find really interesting.
As far as I understand, you could use some groovy code to dynamically generate your xml content depending on the values extracted form your excel file.
That is to say that you keep your data driven test step, and then use groovy code to add or not xml element to the request.
This should make the deal for you.
@ChrisAdams can you show or give an example how you did this?
"For this, I still use data-driven tests, but instead of squirting in individual values, I've squirted in the whole request. I've also used data driven tests where my Excel data is a path to a file and I've 'pulled in' the file contents using a Groovy script step. The files contain the whole request I want to send."
i am not sure that I get this possible solution right...
i also found that a groovy script would possible help. However, I have no idea how to write such a groovy code to make it work.
Could you tell me how or do you have such a working groovy code?