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  • Re: is there any option to update the System properties at run time?


    You will need to update the localsettings file (containing the paths to jar files) for the specified soatest/virtualize server. BUT this will require you to restart the server for the changes to take place.

    An alternative would be to do the following:
    1) In CTP, select the Soatest or Virtualize server and create a folder called "system_jars".

    2) Upload your desired jars in the "system_jars" folder.

    3) We will need to reload the preferences by making the following call from a REST client or the swagger docs:

    4) For more information, please see your soatestUserguide.

  • Re: Accessing JSON data bank from Jython

    Señor aa_dfw,

    An alternative solution to @Ramiro Martinez's lovely script would be to use the "Allow alteration" option available under JSON databank >options.

    This option allows you to alter specific element-values and store them in the databank.

    After you've altered the element, you can extract the same element (under Extract tab) and use the updated value in subsequent tests.

  • Re: How can I test that a response header equals a certain value?

    There are a few ways to set this up, but the quickest way is to attach a Diff tool to the Response-Transport-Header Output:

    Copy/paste the header structure that is expected in the Diff tool.
    Run the client. You will likely get an error in the Quality task indicating the header Date/time has changed. Therefore, we can ignore this header by right-clicking the task and selecting "Ignore Difference".

  • Importing Excel files Into a Repository

    Parasoft: Importing Excel Files Into a Repository


    To import data from an Excel Spreadsheet into a data repository, we will need to use the Data Repository Tool. The Data Repository tool specifies what data to import, how to structure it, and what repository data source should include the imported data. The target data source then links the imported data into the desired repository.


    1.Import the data source (Excel spreadsheet) into your Project folder in Navigator View

    2.Add a new Server and Create a new Data Repository

    Here, I named my new Data Repository “ExcelData” on my localhost server.

    3.Create a Data Set by expanding the repository and right-clicking on “Data Sets”. I named my dataset the same as my Excel spreadsheet: “Data”.

    4.Create a New Record Type. I named it “Data” as well.

    This is how it should look once you’ve created a DataSet and RecordType.
    Note that this is the expanded view of the respository.

    5.To an existing (or empty) project, create a new provisioning action file with an empty action suite:
    a. Choose File> New> Provisioning Action (.pvn) file.
    b. Enter a file name, then click Next.
    c. Choose Empty, then click Finish.

    6.Add a new Repository Data Source to the PVN Action suite.

    7. Select the desired Server and choose the Repository we created in the previous steps
    (e.g., ExcelData )

    8.Refresh the Data Set. ** Save your progress.**

    9.Add the Data Repository tool to your Action Suite:
    a. Right-click the Action Suite node and choose Add New> Action.
    b. Select Data Repository Tool, then click Next.

    10.Use the available controls to specify how you want to initialize the data and structure, then click Finish.

    11.Double-click the Excel datasource which should now appear under Datasources.

    12.Ensure the File Path for your excel spreadsheet data source is correct and confirm the data is correct by clicking “Show Columns” button.

    13.Open the Data Repository Tool and add any Primary keys you wish to correlate with (Optional).

    Be sure to SAVE your progress.

    15.Select the DataRepository tool and Run the tool using the Virtualize - Example Configuration as shown here:

    The execution time should be proportional to the size and complexity of the Excel data. Therefore, the import process can take anywhere between a few seconds to several minutes.

    15.To verify if the data was imported successfully, open your DataRepository Datasource and click on “Open in Table Editor” to view the imported data.

    You may also view the imported data by double-clicking on the “Data” Data Set in your Data Repository view.

  • Re: Kerberos Authentication

    Hey Beitliche,

    The current location of the Kerberos config file should be okay. I suspect the userguide needs to be updated. The error shown is due to the default realm not being specified in the Kerberos configuration file or kerberos ini file (windows). It may also be that the tool is unable to read the file altogether.

    Below is an example of what your Kerberos config or Kerberos ini (windows) file should look like. Please ensure that your file contains all the required parameters:

    After updating your kerberos file and the Kerberos security settings in the SOAtest Preferences, restart SOAtest to ensure the changes take effect.