Questions tagged [api-testing]

API testing is a type of software testing that involves testing APIs directly and as part of integration testing to determine if they meet expectations for functionality, reliability, performance, and security.

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How is test case design different for GUI & API?

Is there really any difference in designing test cases for the API and the GUI for any product? I am writing functional GUI test cases (CRUD feature) for my application. Can I use the same test cases ...
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Header isnt being sent when using faraday gem ruby

I am doing an Api automation in Ruby and I am using the Gem Faraday to automate a file upload in my API. I have the follow problem: My Header is not being sent. I just tried all the options and is ...
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Strategies for discovering undocumented API

Inspired by this question: How to approach API testing. The first point of a checklist in the above question is "API Endpoints". But, what to do when you don't have the endpoints documented because ...
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Postman or any API tools for API cache testing

my application (Restful API, no UI interface at this moment) has the Cache Async in memory functionality at each GET, POST, PUT, DELETE. Does Postman or any API tools has the ability to test the cache ...
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Why use an API test if I can get the same information from the website?

Why should I check the server response by using a GET call through an API if I already have a button on the site with the functionality to call the same method?
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Testing GET API interactions with Oracle

We have some GET APIs written in Python which fetches some data from Oracle i.e. there are some SQLs written in Python APIs through which it fetches the data from Oracle. This is not consumed by an ...
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TestNGClassFinder Warning: Can't link and determine methods of class examples.ExamplesTest

Just started with Karate API test sample project and encountered with this issue. My pom.xml <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-...
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Best practice for testing data integrity between server and UI

I am a QA. This is the software chart: Search Engine (Apache Solr) <-> Server (expose itself to UI by an API) <-> UI. The server makes queries on the search engine and send the returned data ...
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Test if an API Service is available

I'm creating a test suite for a test that should check that a specific API Service is available. So I'm confused on exactly how I can check the availability of a service. Is it sufficient to only ...
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Jmeter 1 Thread Group and Multiple HttpRequest

I have the following Jmeter configuration where I have 1 Thread Group with Number of Threads 1 and under this 4 HttpRequest I have defined. The loop count is forever. My question is how will my ...
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Automation data setup: via SQL or via APIs?

I've had this discussion recently and would appreciate some more opinions and experiences of this community. When setting up data for integration tests (API or UI), is the favored approach via SQL or ...
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How to perform page load for page with API in it?

I have tried RESTAPI testing for few projects, but I have a task now to perform concurrency testing/ load test of a page. When I inspect the page load in chrome >> Network tab, it shows one Index ...
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Automated End-To-End-Testing: Generate API calls via swagger or make them hardcoded?

We, the test automation team, are currently implementing end to end tests. We use the API of the backend team for the setup of the end to end tests, which run via UI. Should we use the swagger file ...
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Postman API test structure

Recently I started writing tests for our API. However, I have faced some issues which I think it is critical to think at the start. How should I structure my tests in terms of setup and cleanup phase(...
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Schema Validation in Postman

I'm having trouble validating a schema in Postman using tv4 inside the tests tab - it is always returning a true test, no matter what I feed it. I am at a complete loss and could really use a hand - ...
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Use tv4 to validate schema in postman

I am trying to validate a scheme using tv4 in Postman, but no matter what I do it always passes - even if I force bad data. I am unsure if I am doing something wrong or if there is an issue with tv4 - ...
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OWASP ZAP integration into SOAPUI for REST API Testing

One of the topics I am currently working on is the testing of APIs on the security level, e.g. as integration in SOAPUI and OWASP in WSO2. The integration of SOAPUI and WSO2 is set up and also works. ...
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Login call should hit before every call in Jmeter

In my projects' auth token, I can use it once then it expires so obviously other calls are also failing. All the sub calls are configured in the csv file(s), tied with multiple jmx file integration ...
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Is it okay to use UI automation code in API automation tests?

Say that I am testing a GET api. The get api fetches data which is stored due to user actions on a web UI. The data cannot be setup by simply looking at the network inspector calls for these actions ...
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Testing REST api with postman

I am very new to this, so I am approaching it like I would test a sign up form for instance. I have a Rest interface exposed for testing operations: Getting all users, getting users by id, searching ...
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Eclipse C++ Unit Testing without Unit Testing framework

I am looking for some ideas on how to implement a Unit Test framework without any existing unit test tools like Google Test Runner. I am on a closed network without internet access and so whatever ...
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The scope of automated API testing for a SQA tester

My situation: I am creating automated tests for testing a server's API endpoints. It is connected to a database and making requests to its API endpoints can result in it grabbing data from the ...
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How to remove keys from rest-assured ValidatableResponse and assert response with constant json string

In rest-assured test cases I am getting mentioned 'ValidatableResponse response' where I want to remove keys such as "updated_at", "deleted_at", "created_at" and "notice" and assert this object with ...
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How to remove keys from response json and hold remaining json data in an object using java 8 lambda expressions for rest assured test case

In REST-assred test case I am getting ValidatableResponse body as mentioned from which I want to remove notice, created_at, updated_at and deleted_at keys using java 8 lambda expressions and assert it ...
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Unit Test - Testing API Methods

I was reading the following article Unit testing an API This article is about unit testing an API and the methods on a class through the interface. What I do not seem to grasp is the fact that in my ...
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Is it a good practice to compare responses with benchmark responses in API Test Automation?

Is it is good practice while writing automated tests for APIs to compare the complete response of the requests with a benchmark response instead of writing specific tests to verify the required values ...
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Is it necessary to write test cases for different test levels?

When creating test cases after unit testing(done by developers) QA team starts working on component testing. For component testing level there will be test cases written by the QA's When it ...
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Error showing for url when try to run api test script with Newman

I'm beginner to REST API testing. I wrote some scripts for some scenarios using postman and tried to run with Newman. (In there URL defined as environment variable.) Showing errors for that URL when ...
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Do testers perform usability tests of API?

Many teams do not deliver GUI but a library or a service that is used by other developers. For instance: A company provides REST APIs and client libraries for their customers to use their services ...
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How to verify response body as a test in postman

I want to verify the response data as a test using Postman. For example, given the response below: { "data": { "id": 2, "first_name": "Janet", "last_name": "Weaver", "avatar":"...
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For my POST method i used Threads User multiple but actually when i run jmeter record will added only single time

I have created Thread Group with 5 number of users, but in actual when I run my POST method then record add only single time, but I want to add 5 records in a single run to check performance for POST ...
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How to identify a specific location in returned Json through a postman test

When submitting an order to an API we get a Json response containing: "AMLResults": [ { "amlResult": [ { "addresses": [ { ...
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Diff between Integration(written by dev) and End to End testing(written by qa)

Recently, I was in conversation with a developer, developing an API. We had a conversation appertaining to testing of that API, while I told him we will test the end to end flows of API using ...
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Rest assured API to get a element from Json response

I'm using restassured.path.json.JsonPath extractor From the below response I would like to extract the customerProductIdentifier where highLevelProduct is HSI, { "recordsChoice": [ { ...
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How to provide more value from test automation to Dev/entire team?

Working primarily as UI test automation engineer, what further steps one should take to be more valuable & useful to the Dev team. How one take automation to a level where it becomes an handy ...
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How should I design test automation project by including UI testing, DB testing and API testing components?

We are planning on revamp for an old system. Also previously we haven't done any test automation tasks too. So my plan is to start the automation project earlier for the existing system and give a ...
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How to decide Test Cases for API vs GUI Automation

Please help me understand, if I am trying to implement Test Pyramid and have automated good amount of API tests, how do I decide what all needs to be automated using the GUI now and what all can be ...
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Should I obtain data required for particular test case using appropriate endpoint or read it directly from the DB?

I am implementing automated tests of the system that consists of many microservices. To verify appropriate behaviour of the endpoints using POST and PUT methods, I need to obtain some data (for ...
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When to automate an api test?

I am testing a GET "xyz" API which is one of the many apis needed by a web UI. We need to setup some data before we test xyz. It can be done by using other apis like "abc" or by web UI. Both ...
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How to randomly generate email address on postman request using pre-request script

I am new with Postman > Pre-request Script, Can you help me create a random email value for my API Request. Thank you in advance.
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NullPointerException in RequestSpecification

Getting Null pointer exception whenever running, unable to resolve. Below is my code public static RequestSpecification setFormParam(String formParam, RequestSpecification reqSpec) { ...
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Multiple API requests from CSV file as parameters

Let's say that my domain is api.test.com, path is /v1/products and I have to do 1000 API requests with different products as parameters. Examples: GET api.com/v1/products/product1 GET api.com/v1/...
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Testing specifics of GraphQL API endpoints

I'm used to testing "regular" REST API endpoints on daily basis, but currently I got into my first GraphQL API endpoint and I'm wondering are there any specifics that I should be aware of that are ...
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How to get Code coverage via external rest assured API automation using jacoco?

I have a multi module application "Project A". This application is hosted in clustered app nodes using tomcat as web server. We are using Spring, Web Services as primary among many other technologies ...
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Is it a good/industry practice to create both UI and API testing projects in one project?

I'm planning on creating a project to begin test automation for software. For this task, I'm considering the following things: UI level testing (with Page Object Model) API testing ...
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How to test decoupled front and back end web apps

I often struggle to see the benefit of unit testing, especially in a web app environment that uses a JS frontend and an API + database backend. On both the front and back end, you would typically ...
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Passing parameters between tests with RestSharp

As I'm getting more familiar with the RestSharp client library for my API testing I'm confortable with using it for single API response checks e.g. checking a status code is correct, or that the ...
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What does integration testing an API involve?

I'm diving into the world of API testing and coupled with that integration testing. It's made me think quite a lot about a few things: 1) Who would carry out integration tests? The dev or the tester? ...
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Testing multiple API contracts as part of 1 test

I have a situation whereby, say, I have one API which creates an employee(POST); one which then returns the employee(GET) and one which deletes the employee(DELETE). I've been using RestSharp/C# to ...
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Consumer-driven Contract Testing

I've just come across the term consumer-driven contract testing and, working as a QA, was wondering a few things: 1) what does this actually mean in laymans terms? 2) who would generally execute ...