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You can add Web Services request directly from the object details view. Simply click on the plus icon to add to New or any Existing test case.
Select File > New > Web Service Request from the main menu. The New Web Service Request dialog will be displayed where you can input your RESTful URL directly on this dialog.
After you've created a request successfully, there will be a small icon next to the object on Tests Explorer to indicate its used method
In the opened editor of the new service request object, there will be two separate sections for the **Request **(left pane window) and Response (right pane window)
We will take a look at the Request section using the sample REST URL
The request method indicates the expected action to be executed on the specified resource. Katalon Studio supports following methods for REST services: GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, PATCH (Available from version 5.8)
You can refer to more details and specifications of each method here
|Request URL||The URL registered for the RESTful web services.|
|Parameters||Any parameter to be passed along with the RESTful request object. These values are generated automatically based on the Request URL or can be manually added. Starting from version 7.0, Katalon Studio encodes special characters in query parameters before sending requests.|
Credentials for HTTP authentication.
Type: Basic, OAuth 1.0, or No Authorization
The header information to be included to transmit in the RESTful request object. 'Content-Type' value is generated automatically based on the HTTP Body.
You can also select headers from the list of suggested options (by double-clicking on the Name cell) or enter another header of your interest. Refer to Supported HTTP Headers for more details.
The body information to be included to transmit in the RESTful request object. Katalon Studio supports the following transmit types:
And the following format types:
Since version 5.4, Katalon Studio provides Web Services Response in a separate window pane, which contains more details information of the Request as shown below
There are 3 new information provided in the response's section:
|Status||The status code of the response|
|Elapsed||The total time that starts from the request is sent until Katalon Studio receives the last byte of the response.|
|Size||Size of the response package|
The Response can be displayed in multiple ways
|pretty||Response is displayed in a pretty format which is easier to read|
|raw||Response is displayed in the raw text without any format|
Response will be displayed as visualized
(e.g. If a Response is from loading a specific webpage, it will be displayed as the screenshot below)
At the bottom of the** Body** section, different types of Response format can be selected as desired
The response's header information is displayed in the Header tab