Using the Test tab to debug your API

Use the Test tab to execute calls and trace the API’s actions in API Connect.

The Test tab not only lets you quickly invoke an API with any needed headers and parameters, but lets you view the content of the response in both parsed and raw format. Additionally, you can view a trace of the actions execute as the API’s process flow operates to complete the call. Viewing the trace can help you debug problems with the API’s execution.

Note: The Test tab tool is only available to APIs that use the DataPower API Gateway.

You can complete this task either by using the API Designer UI application, or by using the browser based API Manager UI.

Complete the following tasks to prepare your API for testing, execute requests, and debug responses.