I am looking for a method which I can use to send an attachment (such as an excel file) in the response message of the stub.
Is this possible using CA LISA?
Thank you Kishore, I will definitely try this and see if this works.
Yes, you can. Kishore's response is spot on.
I have not tried this before, but I did ask a CA consultant (who is still on our time) and this is the response I received from him:
Yes, you can do this. There is an option to make the response binary. You could read in an external file, assign it to a property, and evaluate that property in the response.
If a static binary file is the *only* thing you’re returning, this is pretty easy. The following two scenarios are also possible, but would require more work:
1) Making the document a SOAP
attachment. I once did this for a customer.
2) Returning a dynamic, rather than static, document.
I cannot respond whether CA LISA has this capability.
I will add that the latest release of HP Service Virtualization 3.50 adds the ability to create a scripted response. With scripting you may programmatically interpret the request message and programmatically provide the response you desire. I don’t know if you may explicitly use an attachment in the response but believe it is possible with the scripted response feature.
If the protocol in question is SOAP then HP Service Virtualization supports MTOM attachments. I do not know if CA LISA supports this or not.
I do not have any working experience using CA LISA myself, but you might want to try the forums at www.servicevirtualization.com. Most of the discussions there concern CA LISA, so I think that would be your best bet.