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I have a SoapUI script that is designed to compare two service calls. Right now all I have to use is the legacy service (the expected values). I'm calling the legacy system with a datasource to drive test cases.

I'm using a second datasouce as a stub to mimic the new service while it's being developed.

Looping through the legacy service data works fine with the one data source but the problem is when I try to access the second datasource in the loop, it won't iterate.

The test structure looks like this:

       Legacy DataSource
|----> Legacy Call
|      New Service Stub (Excel DataSource) 
|      Some Validation
|      DataSink (Trying to access the New Service Stub)
|<-----Legacy DataSource Loop

When I try to access the Service Stub (Excel Sheet) from the DataSink, I only get blank values - it appears like the test step to retrieve the data is never running or SoapUI never incrementsthe row #.

How can I step through the second datasource inside an existing loop?

  • I'm not sure why this has been bumped back to the homepage. I described how SoapUI can loop over two data sources. The person who asked the question came up with their own solution of simply creating a single data source. – Chris Adams Feb 7 '18 at 17:18
  • @ChrisAdams very true. This has fallen through the cracks. Adding my own answer and upvoting yours so this can be closed – Fueled By Coffee Feb 7 '18 at 17:59
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You need a second data source loop. It’s the loop that enables the iteration over the data source and you have one for the legacy datasource, but not one for the ‘stub.

       Legacy DataSource
|----> Legacy Call
|  |-> New Service Stub (Excel DataSource) 
|  |   Some Validation
|  |   DataSink (Trying to access the New Service Stub)
|  |-> Inner loop to Some Validation step
|<-----Legacy DataSource Loop
  • The problem is I need the data to be parallel. I've since realized I should just put all of the data in the same excel sheet. – Fueled By Coffee Oct 10 '17 at 12:23
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My problem was with my understanding of how these loop structures work. I solved this by putting all required data into 1 excel book and iterating over that one data source.

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