Creating REST Project without WADL

This section provides a tutorial example on how to create a REST project to test REST Web service that has no WADL document.

If you have a REST Web service that has no WADL document to provide its definitions, you can still create a REST project in SoapUI using an example of the Web service's URL.

Assuming that we have the following example of my "Hello" REST Web service, we create a REST project in SoapUI in 3 steps:

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

2. Enter the example URL in the URI field: "", and click "OK". You will see a new project called "REST Project 1" created.

3. Right-click on "REST Project 1" and select "Rename". Enter "HelloREST_NoWADL" as the new name.

Open details of the project, you will that SoapUI created a service called "", a resource called "Hello_REST.php", a GET method called "Hello_REST.php", and request template called "Request 1".

REST Project Created without WADL
REST Project Created without WADL

Very nice. I only need to change "Message" parameter value in the request template test my "Hello_REST" service.

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

 Submitting REST Test Requests

 HTTP Request and Response Raw Data

Creating REST Project without WADL

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