When the service that you test expands, new requests are added to it, and old requests are modified with new options. The definition in ReadyAPI is not updated automatically and becomes outdated. The updating and refactoring definition dialogs allow you to keep your service up-to-date. Each dialog has its own range of use:
Update the definition when
new requests were added.
new parameters were added to existing requests.
Refactor the definition when
parameter names were changed.
requests were renamed.
a resource or operation name was changed.
Updating the Definition
Switch to Projects.
Right-click the REST Service or SOAP Interface you want to update in the Navigator panel and select Update Definition.
Tip: You can also select the item you need and press the F5 hotkey.
If the new SOAP definition is missing bindings specified in the old definition, you will need to remap them or use SOAP Refactoring to update the definition. REST definitions are updated automatically according to the options specified in the Update Definition dialog.
REST Update Definition Dialog
|Definition URL||The path to the definition to be used. Click Browse to find the file in the file explorer.|
|Delete custom resources||If selected, removes all resources that are not specified in the new definition.|
|Delete custom methods||If selected, removes all methods that are not specified in the new definition and belong to resources specified in the definition.|
|Delete custom parameters||If selected, removes all parameters that are not specified in the new definition and belong to requests specified in the definition.|
|Add new methods to virtual services||Adds new methods to ReadyAPI virtual APIs in the same project.|
|Delete custom methods form virtual services||If selected, removes methods that are absent from the imported definition from virtual APIs.|
|Definition format||Specifies the format of the imported definition. Available options: WADL and Swagger (works both for OpenAPI and Swagger specs).|
SOAP Update Definition Dialog
The path to the definition to be used. Click Browse to find the file in the file explorer.
|Create New Requests||Create default requests for new operations in the service.|
|Recreate Requests||Recreate already existing requests according to the new schema. Affects SOAP Request test steps in functional tests.|
|Recreate Optional||Also creates optional elements when recreating requests.|
|Keep Existing||Recommended. If the element name and namespace are the same in old and new definitions, its value is preserved.|
|Keep SOAP Headers||Keep the SOAP headers unchanged when recreating the request.|
|Create Backups||Recommended. Creates backup requests and SOAP Request test steps when recreating requests.|
|Update Requests||Select to update all requests in the interface.|
|Open Request List||Opens the panel with the list of updated requests.|