This section describes data source settings for each data source type present in ReadyAPI.
|Note:||Some of the datasources can be used in functional tests and in virtual services; some others are available in functional tests only.|
|Data Connection||Gets data from a database by using a JDBC connection. It is similar to the JDBC data source, but uses predefined JDBC database connections.|
|Data Generator||Generates data by using the built-in data generator engine.|
|Excel||Gets data from the Excel tables.|
|File||Obtains content of the specified file line-by-line.|
|JDBC||Gets data from a database by using a JDBC connection. Unlike the Data Connection data source, it uses a connection specified in the data source.|
|Grid||Obtains data specified in a grid.|
|Groovy||Generates data by using a Groovy script.|
|JSON||Parses the desired data from the JSON content with JSONPath expressions.|
|XML||Parses the desired data from the XML content with XPath expressions.|
|Directory||Iterates through the specified directory and gets file content.|
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