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:

http://www.herongyang.com/Service/Hello_REST.php?Message=Hello

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: "http://www.herongyang.com/Service/Hello_REST.php?Message=Hello", 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 "http://www.herongyang.com", 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.

Last update: 2015.

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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 GetCurrencies - Get Currencies from All Countries and Territories

 GetGMTbyCountry - Get GMT Information of a Given Country

 GetISD - Get ISD Phone Code of a Given Country

 GetCitiesByCountry - Get Cities by Country

 LatLonListCityNames - Return Latitudes and Longitudes of US Cities

 GetInfoByState - Get ZIP Codes of a Given US State

 GetAirportInformationByCountry - Get Airport Code by Country

 GetGeoIP - Get Country by IP Address

 ConvertTemp - Convert Temperature Unit

 ChangeLengthUnit - Convert Length Unit

 ConvertWeight - Convert Weight Unit

 ChangeAreaUnit - Convert Area Unit

 Code39 - Generate Bar Code Images in Code 39 Format

 GenerateBarCode - Generate Bar Code Images

 GetMortgagePayment - Calculate Mortgage Payment

 ConversionRate - Get Currency Exchange Rate

 GetQuote - Get Stock Quote

 getTime - Get the Current Time

 GetSunSetRiseTime - Get Sunrise and Sunset Time

 GetWeatherByZipCode - Get Weather by ZIP Code in US

 NDFDgenByDay - US Weather Forecast by Day

 NDFDgen - US-Weather Forecast for a Single Location

 questionSearch - Search Yahoo! Questions and Answers

 flickr.interestingness.getList - Get Interesting Photos

 Hotwire - Get Travel Ticker Deals

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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