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Manually creating a data source for parameterizing large, complex messages can be time-consuming and tedious.

For a fast way to accomplish this, have SOAtest automatically generate a CSV data source template based on the structure of the request or response message that you want to parameterize.

To generate and use a data source template:

  1. If the Form Input view does not display all of the elements that you want the generated data source to reference, manually add them or automatically populate the form as described in Populating a Set of Elements with Automatically-Generated Values. Automated population will add nodes for optional elements.
  2. Choose Form Input from the Views drop-down menu.

  3. Right-click the root tree element and choose Generate CSV Data Source.

  4. In the dialog that opens, specify the following settings.
    • File Name: The name of the CSV file that will be generated.
    • CSV File Destination: The workspace location where you want to save the generated file.
    • File separator: The delimiter for the CSV file.
  5. Click OK. A data source will be added to the test suite and each message element will be parameterized with a column from the data source.
  6. Open the generated data source template and add values as needed. These values will be passed to the associated elements during test execution.

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