Eric B. Eric B. - 1 year ago 250
Java Question

How to use Mockito to test SOAP messages?

I'm fairly new to Mockito, and figured I would try to use it to test a SOAP Handler. However, this is turning out to be a much more painful than I would have expected/desired.

I'm looking to validate that my handler is able to extract the messageID in the header of a SOAPMessage. However, from the handler, the only way to get to the header is via the context/message/part/envelope/header. Using Mockito my solution was to mock my SOAPMessage, meant creating each individual object, and stubbing the method.

I can only imagine that there is an easier/cleaner way of accomplishing this:

public class UUIDHandlerTest {

@Mock private SOAPMessage message;
@Mock private SOAPEnvelope envelope;
@Mock private SOAPHeader header;
@Mock private SOAPPart part;

private SOAPMessageContext context;

public void setup() throws SOAPException{
when( context.getMessage()).thenReturn(message);
when( message.getSOAPPart()).thenReturn(part);
when( part.getEnvelope()).thenReturn(envelope);
when( envelope.getHeader()).thenReturn(header);

public void testHandleInboundMessage() {
when( context.get(SOAPMessageContext.MESSAGE_OUTBOUND_PROPERTY)).thenReturn(false);

when(header.getElementsByTagName(anyString())).thenAnswer(new Answer<NodeList>() {
/* (non-Javadoc)
* @see org.mockito.stubbing.Answer#answer(org.mockito.invocation.InvocationOnMock)
public NodeList answer(InvocationOnMock invocation) throws Throwable {
DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
Document doc = db.parse(new ByteArrayInputStream(new String("<wsa:MessageID>messageId</wsa:MessageID>").getBytes()));

// TODO Auto-generated method stub
return doc.getElementsByTagName("wsa:MessageID");


// call the test class
new UUIDHandler().handleMessage(context);

// check the MDC value
assertEquals("messageId", MDC.get(LoggerConstants.DC_PROPERTY_MESSAGE_ID));

Like I said, it works, but it looks like a very ugly/heavy weight solution.

Is there anyway to do this easier/cleaner?



Answer Source
    SOAPMessageContext context = 
            mock(SOAPMessageContext.class, RETURNS_DEEP_STUBS);

Please also pay attention to the notes on using deep stubs in the mockito documentation.

Annotation style:

    @Mock(answer = Answers.RETURNS_DEEP_STUBS) SOAPMessageContext context;
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