This topic explains how to add responders to the Responder suite (e.g., if you want to manually add a responder) as well as how to add tools that operate on the output of responders.
To add a responder to a Responder suite:
Message Responders have an incoming request message output and an outgoing response message output. The output allows for chaining tools that execute various actions on these message contents.
For example, you might need to extract a value form an incoming message (using the XML Data Bank tool) and pass it on to the outgoing response message or another Message Responder response message. Or, you might need to extract some content from an incoming message and reuse it for another responder.
If the Validate license is enabled, validation tools can be chained to the Incoming Request output in order to validate messages coming to the Message Responder (messages produced by the application under test and received by Virtualize). Any validation failures are reported to the Event Details log (described in Gaining Visibility into Server Events). The most frequently used validation tools are Diff and XML Assertor.
To add an output:
For details on chaining the DB, SOAP Client, and Messaging Client tools to a Message Responder’s incoming request or outgoing response, see Chaining Tools to the Responder's Incoming Request or Outgoing Response.