Various issues with SOATest, need help

ab1_soatestab1_soatest Posts: 2

Hi Folks

Me and my team are facing various issues with SOATest 9.7 (We can not switch to the latest version right away). Please suggest if any one has faced similar issues and got a sustanable fix for these issues. We had use this tool for long but not had a smooth experience ever :). In our case we have to deal with 50K+ API heavy api test cases. What i feel this tool is good if you are using it for limited number of tests. But if test grows in size it fails most of time to mange things.

Active Environment Issue

Sometime you trying to run test on X environment, and in background its running on some other environment say Y. Initially it used to happen while you have just open SOATest, and refresh used to help in order to let it run on desired environment. Now it happens pretty often and it behaves randomly. So most of time we are not sure if its actually running to the right environment and we need to and check manually in between.

Even small test suites are hung during execution

Sometime while you are running test and its keep on showing in progress. The things which will finish in 2-3 minutes are stuck for 10s of minutes and doesn't end themselves. Only option we left with is to kill the java process and start it again. And for sure its not my applications who is taking long, its SOATest which is lost somewhere. Due to various issues we kill java process 10s of time in a day :).

Concurrent Execution

Its a nightmare and never worked as expected for us. When you run things in concurrent mode, variable-values gets jumbled between multiple running APIs with in tst file. And you see unexpected results most of times.

IDE Crashes

We are using tool with 4GB heap still it gets crashed very often. I feel memory management with in tool is very poor. When we try to run suites which takes 3+ hours sequentially it will crash in between for sure.


  • Ireneusz SzmigielIreneusz Szmigiel Posts: 152 ✭✭

    Hi ab1_soatest

    You have to post more information about your problems or contact Parasoft Support Team.
    Contacting Parasoft Support Team might be better as they might ask about about additional details.
    Try to provide answers for following questions:
    1.Which version of SOAtest do you use? You said that is 9.7 but you might have installed service pack/s, If yes, which version?
    2.How do you run tests with selection of active environment? Do you use GUI or CLI?
    3.Do yo observe long execution on every test? What are the execution times for tests which are executed in scenario where do do you see long execution?
    4.What do you mean by concurrent execution? Are you using GUI or cli? DO you use the same workspace for concurrent execution?
    5.How do you start IDE and what are the starting parameters for IDE?

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