soap ui for webservices

Hi,

I am using SOAP UI to hit particular webservice URL on different environments to see request and response. I have to change my request to text format through notepad++ highlighted option as attached. I wonder why i have to change to text from XML. Why cannot i use directly XML format is SOAP request.



<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:chan="http://CWServices/">
   <soapenv:Header/>
   <soapenv:Body>
      <chan:ICWgetCWRequest1>
         <billingXML><billing.....


Also how to see the line numbers of request and response on the SOAP UI screen so that i know whether proper actions being fired correctly or not.


sometimes i have to put request under CDATA tag.

what is meaning of CDATA tag.
is character, string, text,xml formats etc are different?

Please advise
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
I wonder why i have to change to text from XML. Why cannot i use directly XML format is SOAP request.
That is something specific to the webservice that you are hitting. If the webservice was implemented differently you wouldn't have to do that.

CDATA is just character data. It is a way of saying that the data with the CDATA tags is just characters and not to interpret them as XML special charaters, etc.

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gudii9Author Commented:
That is something specific to the webservice that you are hitting. If the webservice was implemented differently you wouldn't have to do that.

where do i see it and how do i change implementation. please advise

Also how to see the line numbers of request and response on the SOAP UI

how to put line numbers. Is there option similar to eclipse where we can enable line numbers so that we know line numbers esp. when request, response is thousands of lines gives idea where is issue etc
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