For this example, we add a new Test (.tst) file to the project created in the previous lesson.

  1. Right-click the project from the previous exercise, then choose Add New> Test (.tst) File from the shortcut menu.

  2. Enter a name for the file (e.g., functional test lesson), then click Next.
  3. Select SOA> WSDL, then click Next.
  4. Select http://localhost:8080/parabank/services/store-01?wsdl from the WSDL URL field.
  5. Ensure that Create Functional Tests from the WSDL is enabled.

  6. Click Next to accept the default settings until you reach the Layout dialog.
  7. Enable Organize as Positive and Negative Unit Tests.

  8. Click the Finish button. The newly created test suite displays in the Test Case Explorer.

  9. Double-click the new Test Suite: Test Suite node to open the test suite configuration panel and rename the test suite to Functional Tests in the Name field.

  10. Save the file.
  11. Expand the Functional Tests test suite to show the Test Suite: CartServicePort node, which includes seven other test suites that test each operation of the WSDL.
  12. Right-click the Test Suite: CartServicePort  node, then choose Expand All. This will display all seven test suites, as well as every test within each test suite.

    Each of the seven test suites contain both a positive and negative test for each operation. Why create both positive and negative tests? Because it is important to test situations where we send expected data as well as unexpected data to the server.
  13. Double-click the Test Suite: getItemByTitle Positive Test> Test 1: getItemByTitle node to open the test configuration panel.

  14. Choose the Request> SOAP Body tabs in the test configuration panel.
  15. Enable the option in the titleKeyword entry field and choose Fixed from the drop-down menu.
  16. Enter Linux in the empty field and save the file. We will be searching for books with keyword Linux.

  17. Select the Test 1: getItemByTitle node and click the Test tool bar button. The getItemByTitle operation is invoked with the parameter Linux.
  18. Expand the Test 1: getItemByTitle node and double-click the Traffic Object-> Traffic Viewer node underneath.

    The Traffic View opens and displays the traffic that was logged from the test run.

We now have a functional test that tests the getItemByTitle operation of our web service with a single input value. The same sequence of actions can be done to create functional tests for the other operations defined within the WSDL.

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