A Message is the raw text or XML that is sent to a web service or web application.
For example, this can be the SOAP envelope sent to a SOAP web service or text sent to a
JMS or a REST, HTTP, or XML-RPC service. Messages are represented in CloudTest as boxes
with the operation name and service logo on it.
Messages are represented visually in CloudTest as boxes with the operation name and
service logo on it.This visual wrapper has some relevance, since the underlying rules and syntax
define the information that messages carry. Whether it is a message that connects to a
SOAP service and executes a simple echoString command or something more complex—the
rules for connection and response are likely similar. Messages are the raw text or XML
that is sent to a web service or web application, but they occur within the context of
the rules and syntax that envelope them.
In CloudTest, messages are combined into Test Clips with other test clip
components—such as checkpoints and delays--that correspond to the individual test case
that the clip represents. Both messages and test clips are defined by their target, upon
which they are based, and whose properties they inherit. Messages created from a target
using the Available Targets list in the Test Clip Editor inherit the properties defined
within that target. Messages added using the Add New Message icon require further
editing—beginning with Target selection. Refer to Editing the Inputs of a