Validating and Inspecting WSDL 1.1 Documents

This section provides a tutorial example on validating and inspecting a WSDL 1.1 document using SoapUI

One important function of SoapUI is to validate and inspect WSDL documents. Here is what I did to validate and inspect my first WSDL document, Hello_WSDL_11_SOAP.wsdl.

1. Run SoapUI and click "File" > "New SOAP Project"

2. On the dialog box, enter these values:

Project Name: helloProject
Initial WSDL: \herong\Hello_WSDL_11_SOAP.wsdl
Create Requests: unchecked
Create TestSuite: unchecked
Relative Paths: unchecked

3. Click OK. SoapUI will validate and import the specified WSDL document.

4. When importing is done, "helloProject" is created and displayed on the left of the windows. There should be no importing error, because Hello_WSDL_11_SOAP.wsdl is valid WSDL document.

5. Click on "helloBinding" inside "helloProject", binding properties show up. "SOAP Version: SOAP 1.1" in the properties list confirms that I am using the SOAP 1.1 binding.

6. Click on "Hello" inside "helloBinding", operation properties show up:

SOAPAction: http://www.herongyang.com/Service/Hello
Operation: Hello
Style: Document
Type: Request-Response
Input: helloInput
Output: helloOutput
Sends Attachments: false
Receives Attachments: false

Very nice. My Hello_WSDL_11_SOAP.wsdl has been validated and imported correctly. SoapUI allows you to inspect binding properties and operation properties.

SoapUI - Web Service Operation Properties
SoapUI - Web Service Operation Properties

Last update: 2018.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to WSDL 2.0

 WSDL 2.0 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL Version 2.0 Part 2: Adjuncts

 WSDL 2.0 Document Examples with SOAP Binding

 Using WSDL Document in Java Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL

 Apache Woden for WSDL Documents in Java

 SoapUI - Web Service Testing Tool

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 Introduction to WSDL 1.1

 WSDL 1.1 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.1

SoapUI as WSDL 1.1 Testing Tool

Validating and Inspecting WSDL 1.1 Documents

 Using Interface Viewer on Bindings

 Generating HTML Documentations On Bindings

 Generating SOAP Requests on Operations

 Submit SOAP Requests to the Server

 MockService - Web Service Simulator

 Submitting Request to MockService

 Loading Incorrect WSDL Documents

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL 1.1

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL 1.1

 Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL 1.1

 Using WSDL2Java to Generate Web Service Stub Classes

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.2

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 SOAP 1.2 Binding - PHP, Java and Perl Clients

 WSDL Related Terminologies

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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