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DB tool with extension tool

jmcniel
jmcniel Posts: 4
edited June 2017 in SOAtest

I am very new to SoaTest and was having difficulty utilizing the extension tool with the DB tool.

I was wanting to access the results of a db tool query within the extension tool but was having difficulty doing so. The input object just shows "text" where if i attach the extension tool to a soap response, I will recieve the soap response output. Could anyone provide a learning resource or even a simple example would be appreciated.

Here is a simple example of what i was trying.

import com.parasoft.api.*;

 boolean customAssertion(Object input, ScriptingContext context) {
    Application.showMessage("Value from SQL response is " + input)
    return true;
}

Comments

  • jakubiak
    jakubiak Posts: 774 admin

    Attach your Extension Tool to the "Results as XML" output of the DB Tool (right-click on DB Tool > Select Add Output... > Select Results as XML > Choose Extension Tool > Click Finish). Now the input to your Extension Tool should be an XML representation of the result set from your SQL query.

  • jmcniel
    jmcniel Posts: 4

    Thank you for responding. When I followed those instructions. (which seem like they should work.) I just see the output of "text" from my input object. I feel like there is something very basic I am missing. I attached a screenshot of hte test with the log output.

    import com.parasoft.api.*;
    
     boolean customAssertion(Object input, ScriptingContext context) {
        Application.showMessage("Value from SQL response is " + input)
        return true;
    }
    
  • jakubiak
    jakubiak Posts: 774 admin

    You are running into an inconsistency between how DBTool and SOAP Client pass the input to an Extension Tool. Modify your script like this and it will work:

    import com.parasoft.api.*;
    
     boolean customAssertion(Object input, ScriptingContext context) {
        Application.showMessage("Value from SQL response is " + input.getText())
        return true;
    }
    
  • jmcniel
    jmcniel Posts: 4

    That did the trick. Thank you.
    Using the getText I see how the "SQL Query" extension tool shows the SQL going into the tool and the "Results as XML" extension tool shows the output coming out.
    Is there a resource which outlines how the tools interact with the extension tools or is this a learn by experience ?

  • jakubiak
    jakubiak Posts: 774 admin

    Unfortunately this is a learn by experience - if you run into similar kinds of issues these forums are a great place to try to get answers!

  • jmcniel
    jmcniel Posts: 4

    Understandable. Thank you again for your help.