Validating and Inspecting WSDL 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 SoapUI Project"

2. On the dialog box, enter these values:

Project Name: helloProject
Initial WSDL/WADL: 
   http://www.herongyang.com/Service/Hello_WSDL_11_SOAP.wsdl
Create Requests:  [x] Create sample requests for all operations?
Create TestSuite: [ ] Creates a TestSuite for the imported WSDL
Relative Paths:   [ ] Stores all file paths in project relatively 
                      to project file (requires save)

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 to open all sub objects under the project "helloProject", you should see the "helloBinding" interface, the "Hello" method, and a sample request "Request 1" as shown in this picture:
SoapUI 5.0.0 Object View

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

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP Message Exchange Patterns

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP Perl Implementations

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

 SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 What Is SoapUI?

 Downloading and Installing SoapUI 5.0.0

Validating and Inspecting WSDL Documents

 Using Interface Viewer on Bindings

 Generating SOAP Test Request

 Submiting SOAP Test Requests to Server

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology

 References

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