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Do SOATest call API's internally? Like selenium internally call API for UI automation

onkar
onkar Posts: 9

Wanted to know that does SOATest internally call APIs to perform particular action SOATestUI. If yes is there is any way to automate it

Answers

  • jakubiak
    jakubiak Posts: 748 admin

    Can you explain what you are trying to accomplish?

  • onkar
    onkar Posts: 9
    edited August 2020

    Looking to automate soa test api by running that api I can create test cases in SOATest.
    Just curious on this.

  • benken_parasoft
    benken_parasoft Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭

    The SOAtest Server has a REST API that exposes many things including CRUD operations for tests and test suites. A java-based client is also available.

    Also see my previous answer to this:
    Read .tst file using java.

  • onkar
    onkar Posts: 9

    Thanks @benken_parasoft this gives me some clarification.
    Can we automate these API in SOATest itself or do I have to use other tool?

  • benken_parasoft
    benken_parasoft Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭

    Can we automate these API in SOATest itself or do I have to use other tool?

    Since it is a REST API, you make automate the desired REST API calls however you wish. Whether you do that with cURL or SOAtest or a custom script is up to you. If you use SOAtest then it should be a separate instance that is making the REST API calls to the SOAtest server instance where you wish to construct or manipulate test cases As I mentioned in my other post, there a java-based client is also available in case you want to make REST API calls from your own custom java application.