Applies to ReadyAPI 3.5, last modified on January 19, 2021

Actions give the user access to features, so you can use them for anything you want to allow your user to do.

They are displayed as menu items (either in a menu or in the context menu for ModelItem corresponding to the action).

Context Menu Menu
Context Menu


Actions are by default at the Project level, but it is possible to place them in any menu context you like, by setting the actionGroup, which is provided by the archetype.


Item Description
actionGroup Popup menu to show in (see ActionGroups).
not available in ReadyAPI Test.
toolbarPosition Which toolbar to show in.
not available in ReadyAPI Test.
beforeAction Position in menu/toolbar.
afterAction Position in menu/toolbar.
iconPath Path to icon.
toolbarIcon Icon to be shown in toolbar.
not available in ReadyAPI Test.
keyStroke Keyboard shortcut.
description Description in tooltip.
separatorBefore Separator before menu item.
separatorAfter Separator after menu item.
Note: The annotated class must implement the SoapUIAction interface.

When the action is invoked, the perform method is called with the selected object.

Sample Action

package com.smartbear.ready.plugin.template.actions;

import com.eviware.soapui.impl.wsdl.WsdlProject;
import com.eviware.soapui.plugins.ActionConfiguration;
import com.eviware.soapui.support.UISupport;
import com.eviware.soapui.support.action.support.AbstractSoapUIAction;
import com.google.inject.Inject;

@ActionConfiguration(actionGroup = "EnabledWsdlProjectActions", targetType = WsdlProject.class)
public class SampleJavaAction extends AbstractSoapUIAction<WsdlProject> {

public SampleJavaAction() {
super("Sample Java Action", "A sample action at the project level");

public void perform(WsdlProject project, Object o) {
UISupport.showInfoMessage("Hello from project [" + project.getName() + "]!");
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