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How to Test Oracle BI Report Via SOAP UI?

Shobhit Taliyan - December 26, 2022 - 0 comments - 495 Views

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In this blog, we will share the steps to test Oracle BI Report via SOAP UI. So, let us begin.  

1. First, let’s validate the report in SaaS. Next, login to the SaaS instance and navigate to Tools, then click on Reports and Analytics.

Saas Instance

2. Click on Browse Catalog. 

Browse catalog

3. Navigate to the Report Data Model and click on edit. 

4. Check for any input parameters. 

report data model

5. Navigate to report path and click on Edit Report to check the default output format of the BIP report. 

6. Click on View a List. 

View a list

7. Let’s see the report output format (Ex: In our case, it is csv) and run the report to save the output which will be useful in the next steps. Note: The report output should be OIC readable format like CSV, XML,JSON etc. 

data model

8. Click on View Report and give the parameter value to run the report. 

parameter value to run

9. Save the report output. 

10.Click on the Settings button and click on Export to save the output file. 

11. Also copy the report path which is required to pass in the web service payload. 

webservice payload

12. Now let’s open the SOAP UI and click on SOAP. 


13. Give the project name and Initial WSDL. 

14. WSDL URL will include your SAAS URL (For ex: we’ve used here and then “/xmlpserver/services/ExternalReportWSSService?wsdl” and then click on OK.

New SOAP project

15. From the navigator panel, expand the runReport operation and click on Request1. 

SOAP start page

16. Click on Auth, then click on Add New Authorization. 

17. Select the type as Basic and click on ok. 

SOAP start page request 1

18. Give the username and password of your SAAS instance. 

19. Give the “attributeFormat” as the default output format of your BIP report, reportAbsolutePath as the path of the report in SAAS and sizeOfDataChunkDownload as -1, so that entire data from BIP will be fetched. If any other value is provided, then only partial data/No data will be fetched. 

20. Give parameter name and parameter value that you’ve used in the BIP report. 

21. Next, you will get the request payload to test the Oracle BIP report from SOAP UI. 

Attachment: ReqPayload

22. Click on run.

Request 1 23. Click on XML to view the base64 encoded data in the reportBytes.  

encoded data in reportbytes

24. Finally, you will get a Response payload of the Oracle BIP report. 

Attachment: ResponsePayload

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Shobhit Taliyan
Shobhit Taliyan is a graduate of Computer science and Engineering. He has a professional certification in Java full-stack development. He is working as an Oracle consultant at Conneqtion Group. Shobhit has good knowledge of OCI, OIC, VBCS,PL/SQL and Oracle Fusion.

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