Data Model Editor Context Menus

You can perform additional actions on rules in the Data Model Editor by accessing the context menus.

To access Right-click a rule, column header, or row and select an option.
See also
Relevant tasks

 

User interface elements are described below.

Rule actions

The following items are available when you right-click a rule.

UI Element Description
Delete Rule

Deletes the selected rule.

Available for: Custom rules

Disable Rule

Deactivates the selected rule. The rule is not applied during simulation.

To reactivate the rule, right-click and select Enable Rule.

Disconnect External Data

Disconnects the rule from the external data file with which it is synchronizing. This discontinues any import/export actions.

Available for: Data driven rules

Duplicate Rule

Creates a copy of the rule. This can be useful when you want to work on modifying a rule while leaving the original rule intact.

Export Data

Opens the Export Data dialog box, enabling you to export data to an external data file. For details, see Import/Export Data Dialog Box.

External Data Properties

Opens the External Data Properties dialog box, enabling you to modify your configuration for working with an external data source. For details, see External Data Properties Dialog Box.

Available for: Data driven rules

Import Data

Opens the Import Data dialog box, enabling you to import data from an external data file. For details, see Import/Export Data Dialog Box.

Available for: Blank custom rule

New Rule

Creates a new custom rule.

Open External Data

Inside the data table, displays the data from the external file with which your rule is synchronized.

Available for: Data driven rules

Refresh Data

Depending on whether your rule is configured for import or export to an external data file, re-imports or re-exports the data.

Available for: Data driven rules

Column header actions

The following items are available when you expand a rule and right-click a column header.

UI Element Description
Activity Properties

Opens the Activity Properties dialog box, enabling you to modify properties for a service call activity. For details, see Activity Properties Dialog Box.

Activity Service Description Editor Opens the Activity Service Description Editor, enabling you to edit protocol metadata (add/enable/disable protocol headers). For user interface details, see Edit Metadata Dialog Box.
Change Columns Opens the Change Columns dialog box, enabling you to specify which columns are displayed in the data table of a rule. For details, see Change Columns Dialog Box.
Import/Export Data Opens the Import/Export Data dialog box, enabling you to import/export data from/to an external data file. For details, see Import/Export Data Dialog Box.

Mask

Change Masking

Opens the Data Masking dialog box, enabling you to hide specific request and response data elements. For details, see Data Masking Dialog Box.

Remove Activity Removes the selected activity from the rule.
Reset Column Width Resets default column widths.
Sort Sorts the rows within the rule.

Row actions

The following items are available when you right-click a row within a rule.

UI Element Description
Add Row Creates a new row in the data table.
Add to Track Opens the Stateful Layout view of the Data Model Editor, enabling you to order request/response pairs to define the sequence in which they are used during a stateful simulation. For details, see Stateful Layout View.
Binary Data

Enables you to:

  • import a binary file to the cell
  • edit the file using the internal Service Virtualization editor or an external editor
  • export the file
Copy/Paste

Copy the row contents and paste into a new row or another existing row.

You can also copy/paste part of the row:

  • Paste Request - paste only the request part of the copied row.
  • Paste Response - paste only the response part of the copied row.

For example, you have an imported row that is returning an invalid response. You want to replace it with the response from a row of learned data. You select Copy on the learned row, and then Paste Response into the imported row.

Copy Cell/Paste Cell

Copy the cell contents to the clipboard. Paste into another cell or outside of the application.

Available for: Lowest level headers only.

Copy URL

(Real/virtual service)

Copies the URL of the row to the clipboard.

Available for: REST services only.

Export Rows

Opens the Export Rows dialog box, enabling you to export messages from one or more rows in a rule to text files. For details, see Export Rows Dialog Box.

 

Import Message

Import message data to the data model.

Opens the Import Request/Response Message dialog box, enabling you to import messages from a file, by copying from the clipboard, or by manually entering text. For details, see Import Request/Response Message Dialog Box.

Import Selected Logged Messages Import messages that you selected in the message viewer. For details, see Message Logging.
Number Format The type of numerical data in the row: binary, decimal, or hexadecimal.
Properties

Displays additional options for configuring a scripted rule. For more details, see Create a Scripted Rule.

Available for: Scripted rules.

Replace Message

Replace message data in the selected row.

Opens the Replace Request/Response Message dialog box, enabling you to import messages from a file, by copying from the clipboard, or by manually entering text. For details, see Replace Request/Response Message Dialog Box.

Replace Service Call Activity Message

Replace service call activity message data in the selected row.

Opens the Replace Request/Response Message dialog box, enabling you to import messages from a file, by copying from the clipboard, or by manually entering text. For details, see Replace Request/Response Message Dialog Box.

Row Detail

Opens the Row Detail dialog box, enabling you to view, enter, and edit data in the row. For details, see Row Detail Dialog Box.

Tip: If your structure includes many columns, the Row Detail dialog box offers a more user friendly format for viewing, entering, and editing data manually.

Available for: Rows containing data.

Set Nil/Set Null

Sets the value of the cell to nil or null.

The option available varies depending on the data type of the cell in which you are working.

Set Not Present

Clears any value from the cell.

When you add a new row, the cell values are initially defined as"Not Present".