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AAB's avatar
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6 years ago

Property Transfer: if node doesn't exist choose value N/A to write in file



I've a project where I want to compare responses. therefore I'm using the Property Transfer to put the response in a file with DataSink. Now in the PorpertyTransfer I need to add my namespaces before this step can go on. That's not an issue, but there are some companies that have a different node structure compared to others. e.g. for a legal person the node goes like this:


but for a business company there's no type, thus this node doesn't exist AND the path is a bit different:


with other childnodes in it.

My question is: How can I tell the Property Transfer that if it doesn't find the node "ns4:Type" it may replace this with the string "N/A" when it writes to the textfile please?

thanks in advance.




  • AAB's avatar
    6 years ago

    Hi HimanshuTayal 


    Thanks for your time and effort but it didn't work for me. I've looked at it with a senior developper and we've found out that for my case it's actually as you had stated in the beginning. The code inside the brackets are actually far more easy than everything that has been written on the internet!  ;-)  

    Also, your last comments were also correct. I needed to change the property for the source in result.  :-)

    My code looks like this:

    import com.eviware.soapui.impl.wsdl.teststeps.registry.PropertyTransfersStepFactory
    import groovy.json.JsonSlurper
    import com.eviware.soapui.impl.wsdl.teststeps.WsdlTestRequestStep
    //response for BU
    def responseBU = context.expand( 'GET THE DATA WITH THE PICK AND CHOOSE ACTION IN READYAPI' )
    def result = "N/A"
    //response for ENT
    def responseENT = context.expand( 'GET THE DATA WITH THE PICK AND CHOOSE ACTION IN READYAPI' )
    if (responseBU == null || responseBU.toString().isAllWhitespace())
    	result = responseENT.toString()
    return result

    the steps are like this:

    soap request (xml answer)

    groovy script

    property transfer: source for TypeEnterprise = Groovy script,    Property=result

    datasink: declared 3 properties where off 1 is called Type, separator = #, Encoding = UTF-8

    datasource loop


    I just want to add that the existing intellisense is not working correctly. When I autocomplete (ctrl + spacebar) to see what I can choose in the menu, "isAllWhitespace" is not present. Strange thing ....


    Also, we've added the isAllWhitespace as the first time we saw that  responseBU gave an empty response on a response that was equal to Enterprise. So you really need to say to Groovy that the string may not be empty otherwise it's writing the empty string too.


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  • Hi AAB ,


    I think in this case, Property Transfer can't handle the thing but you can handle this by writing bit of groovy code.

    Check whether this(//ns3:cbeEntityReply[1]/ns3:ReplyData[1]/ns3:Entity[1]/ns4:Enterprise[1]/ns4:Type[1]) exists or not see below code:


    tag1 = "//ns3:cbeEntityReply[1]/ns3:ReplyData[1]/ns3:Entity[1]/ns4:Enterprise[1]/ns4:Type[1]"
    if(tag1 == null){
    	//write your code where you want
    	//write your code to store tag2 where you want

    Let me know if you need more help :)


    • AAB's avatar
      Regular Contributor

      Hello Himanshu,


      Thanks for your response. I'm newbee in Groovy and junior in ReadyAPI (well advanced junior already  :-)  ) so yes, a little more help would be welcome!


      I've set up comparision testcases in ReadyAPI to compare 2 responses from 2 different environments. The response will be stashed in a textfile for each, so the comparision code is more 'easy'.

      Apparently you understood my setup correctly, but I've read in another question that Rao said that property transfer step would be obsolete by using groovy.

      As my set up works perfectly except for this one thing, I would like to hold it. so can I add this groovyscript just for this one item? All the other properties are written correctly in the textfile. It's just for BusinessUnit that it doesn't work.

      Some questions:

      1) is my groovyscript on the right place for this?

      2) don't I need to import some packages?



      3) The codesnippets that I tried to merge doesn't work. Not abnormal as I'm just trying but I don't know the groovy language yet.... could you help me please? 

      import groovy.json.JsonSlurper

      tag1 = "//ns3:cbeEntityReply[1]/ns3:ReplyData[1]/ns3:Entity[1]/ns4:Enterprise" if(tag1 == null){ //get propertyTransfer value def tsProperty = messageExchange.modelItem.testStep.testCase.getTestStepByName("Property Transfer - SOAPresponse to DSink1").getPropertyValue("TypeEnterprise") // get response message def responseMessage = messageExchange.response.responseContent // get source property Type def jsonSlurper = new JsonSlurper().parseText(responseMessage) enterpriseType = jsonSlurper.TypeEnterprise def targetProperty = testRunner.testCase.testStep.setPropertyValue(enterpriseType, "N/A") } else{ testRunner.testCase.testStep.setPropertyValue("Type") }



      Thanks in advance,


      Kind regards,




      • avidCoder's avatar
        Super Contributor

        AAB  - You have used incorrect code for testSteps property setup. This is actual way for setting property value to any steps. Please use below line of code:-



         Another way is:-