Loading WADL Documents into SoapUI

This section provides a tutorial example on loading a WADL document for a REST Web service into SoapUI to create a REST project and populated the service, resource, and method from the WADL document.

If you have a REST Web service that is defined in a WADL document, you can use SoapUI to load the WADL document and automatically create a new project with HTTP request templates to test the Web service.

Here is what I did to load a sample WSDL document, Hello_REST.wadl into SoapUI 5.2 and let it creating a project automatically to test a REST Web service:

1. Run SoapUI and click "File" > "New REST Project". You will see the "New REST Project" dialog box showing up.

2. Click the "Import WADL..." button. You will see the "New WADL Project" dialog box showing up.

4. Enter the example URL in the "Initial WADL" field: "http://www.herongyang.com/Service/Hello_REST.wadl", and click "OK". SoapUI will import the specified WADL document.

5. When importing is done, you will see a new project called "Hello_REST" created.

6. Right-click on "Hello_REST" project name and select "Rename". Enter "HelloREST" as the new name. Then click "OK".

7. Click to open all sub objects under the project "Hello_REST", you should see the "Hello_REST.php" resource, the "GET" method, and a HTTP request template "Request 1" as shown in this picture:

REST Project Created with WADL
REST Project Created with WADL

Very nice. My Hello_REST.wasl has been loadedcorrectly. SoapUI automatically creates the "Hello_REST" service, its resource and method with a HTTP reguest template.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 SoapUI - Web Service Testing Tool

 SOAP Web Service and SoapUI

REST Web Service and SoapUI

 What Is REST Web Service

 Hello REST Web Service

 WADL (Web Application Description Language)

Loading WADL Documents into SoapUI

 Viewing REST Service Properties

 REST Web Service Request Template

 Submiting REST Test Requests

 HTTP Request and Response Raw Data

 Creating REST Project without WADL

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