Using a variable to extract value of property of an element in groovy using xmlSlurper


I am using SoapUI to test webservices. The following string (in xml format) is my request:

<Request> <AC> <AssetID>1</AssetID> <Asset_Name>ABC</Asset_Name> <Asset_Number>1</Asset_Number> </AC> <AC> <AssetID>2</AssetID> <Asset_Name>XYZ</Asset_Name> <Asset_Number>2</Asset_Number> </Ac> </Request>

I am using the following code in a groovy script to extract value of Asset_Number for each AC (The above xml string is stored in variable strRequest):

def x = new XmlSlurper().parseText("$strRequest") x.AC.each { AC -> assetNum = AC."Asset_Number" <<do something with the assetNum>> }

However, I wish to parameterize the above code to pick up Asset_Number for various types of assets (e.g. AC, Peripheral etc). The request xml for each asset is in the same format as above. If I replace 'AC' with variable name 'requestName' in above code:

//strRequest = xml request def requestName //I will pick up value for this from a test case property def x = new XmlSlurper().parseText("$strRequest") x.(requestName.toString()).each { requestName -> assetNum = requestName."Asset_Number" <<do something with the assetNum>> }

it shows the following error:

org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed: Script166.groovy: 35: The current scope already contains a variable of the name requestName @ line 35, column 2. { ^ org.codehaus.groovy.syntax.SyntaxException: The current scope already contains a variable of the name requestName

I have tried a solution mentioned in another post <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11506920/using-a-string-as-code-with-groovy-xml-parser?lq=1" rel="nofollow">Using a String as code with Groovy XML Parser</a>, but it doesn't serve my purpose.

Any other ideas?


You can use



Why XmlSlurper? In SoapUI you can use XmlHolder

import com.eviware.soapui.support.XmlHolder def responseHolder = new XmlHolder(messageExchange.getResponseContentAsXml()) def resultFromResponse = responseHolder["here_is_your_xpath"] assert someExpectedResult == resultFromResponse

And if you need to iterate via multiple xml nodes

resultFromResponse.each { assert result == resultFromResponse }


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