I'm trying to use property as an input for API that requires a date. Since I'm remaking these tests every day, and will probably use them in future again, I want the value to be fluid. I encountered this tiny piece online for tomorrow

${=def lastWeek = new Date();lastWeek++;lastWeek.format("yy-MM-dd")}

But I have still yet to discover how to convince SoapUI NG Pro that I want a date one week from today.

Is there a possibility to make anything like this possible in SoapUI, and is my approach correct?

  • Can you try lastWeek - 7 rather than lastWeek++
    – Swagin9
    Feb 20, 2017 at 22:26
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    today is 3 rd March, one week from today will be 10th March? Is that you want?
    – Rao
    Mar 3, 2017 at 12:23
  • Can you give an example of what the parameter eventualyl should be? What should that date represent?
    – Alexey R.
    Aug 30, 2017 at 15:18

2 Answers 2


All you need to do is to add a week to today as mentioned below:

${= def nextWeek = new Date() + 7; nextWeek.format("yy-MM-dd")}

For example, there is an element deliverDate:

<deliverDate>${= def nextWeek = new Date() + 7; nextWeek.format("yy-MM-dd")}</deliverDate>
  • @Mortynaut, have you tried the above solution?
    – Rao
    Mar 8, 2017 at 2:05

I found it best to clear the date first to avoid conflicts

//Clear the date value in your variable
def current = new Date().clearTime()

//Set the date as 7 days ago
def lastWeek = (current - 7)

//Print out
lastWeek.each { println it }

Save that value as a property using a command like

testRunner.testCase.testSuite.project.setPropertyValue("yourProp", lastWeek)

Assuming the groovy script is run before that variable is used (or put into a tearup script) the date stored in that property will always be 1 week ago.

  • I was slightly unclear is you meant in the future or past, for a week in the future, simply change the value to +7
    – ECiurleo
    Aug 30, 2017 at 16:10

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