Creating a single test by using MEP

An operation’s Message Exchange Pattern (MEP) defines the pattern, schema, and binding for messages that are exchanged by the operation. You can use this information to create a test that adheres to the rules defined in the MEP.

About this task

For more information, see Changing the message exchange pattern for an operation.


  1. Select the operation or folder in which you want to create the test.
  2. Right-click the operation or folder and select New > Tests > Test using MEP from the menu, or click the arrow next to the Test icon in the Test Factory toolbar and select Test using MEP.
    Note: If at least one test is already created, you can right-click the Tests folder or one of the existing tests and select New > Test using MEP.
  3. Provide a name for the new test when prompted, then click OK.

What to do next

The new test is opened for editing and includes the appropriate messaging actions as defined by the operation’s MEP. For more information, see Changing the contents of a test.