Parameterize a Web Service Object

Query Parameters

Only available for RESTful Web Service requests

Query parameters can be added to a REST request's URL to tailor and filter the response output. When you input a URL, Katalon Studio detects the query parameters (after the question mark ?) and list them in the table for better management.

Variables and Parameterizing Request Objects

Available for both RESTful and SOAP Web Service requests

Katalon Studio provides the Variables section with both manual and scripting editors. By using variables in a request object, you can handle the dynamic values of an object's properties and have more control over them. You can add a new variable and declare its properties in the Variables tab. To call a variable in a Web Service object, use the ${variable_name} syntax as a place holder in any of the supported locations. The values of the pre-defined variables are passed to their place holders, respectively, during runtime. It is called parameterization, and the approach is the same as parameterizing a WebUI object.

In the manual view of a test case, when you add a request object, the pre-defined variables are added automatically; hence, you don't need to define them again.

For RESTful request

Katalon Studio supports calling the declared variables in the following places of a RESTful Web Service object.

  • URL
  • Query Parameters
  • HTTP Header
  • HTTP Body
  • Verification

The screenshot below illustrates an example of using the 'status' variable in a URL.

For SOAP-based request

The following locations are where you can use the pre-defined variables:

  • WSDL URL
  • Service Endpoint (available from version 7.5.5)
  • HTTP Header
  • Request Message
  • Verification

Below is an example of parameterizing the domain URL in a SOAP request's service endpoint.

Add test requests to a test case

There are multiple ways to add a test request object to a test case Katalon Studio. You can call the web service requests in the Manual View (keywords test) or Script View (test scripts) of a test case, and verify the responses. Learn more

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