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This topic explains how to manually add and configure Message Responders.

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If you want to virtualize a service that is not available and is not described by a WSDL or schema, you can virtualize it by manually adding Message Responders that represent the related behavior.  In this section:

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Adding a Message Responder

 To add Message Responders manually:


A project contains one ore more Parasoft Virtual Asset files (.pva). These files contain one or more Responder Suites, which contain one or more Message Responders. Before you can manually add a Message Responder, you must build out this structure. See Adding Projects, Virtual Assets, and Responder Suites for details.


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  1. Right-click on a Responder Suite and choose Add New> Responder. You can also click the Add Responder or Output button in the toolbar. See Adding Responders, Output Tools, and Validations for details.
  2. In the tool configuration panel, configure the Message Responder
    • See Message Responder Overview for details.
    • Note that the Response tab’s Form Input controls can be tailored to either SOAP messages or plain XML messages.



  1. Choose a type of Message Responder and click Finish. See Virtualization Tools for details about the Message Responders in Virtualize.
  2. Configure the Message Responder in the tool configuration panel. See Message Responder Overview for details.

Deploying the Virtual Assets