Send a request with API Tester

Overview

This topic describes how to create and send a request in the API Tester test client GUI. You can start API Tester using the apitester command from the installation directory.

Note   API Tester is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

Create a request in API Tester

To create a request, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the down arrow button beside the Send Request button in the toolbar, and select Request Settings:
  2. Select Request Settings
  3. In the Request Settings dialog, click the Add Request button in the toolbar:
  4. Select Add Request
  5. Enter the details for the request to execute in the Add Request Configuration dialog. For example, enter http://localhost:8080/conversion in the URL field. If the Request name matches URL setting is not selected, you can supply a custom Request Name for this request. Click OK to save the request configuration.
  6. Add Request Configuration
  7. Click the down arrow button beside the Send Request button in the toolbar, and select the request that you created in the Select Request Configuration menu:
  8. Select Request Configuration
  9. In the main menu, select File >Load Request, and browse to the file to use as input for this request. For example, you can select the following file for the Virtualized Service sample:
  10. INSTALL_DIR/samples/SamplePolicies/VirtualizedService/Request.xml
  11. Click the Send Request button in the toolbar to send the request.

Further information

For more details on using the API Tester client GUI tool, see the API Tester online help.

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