Transforming binary data in specific requests

You can transform binary data in requests to view the data in a more readable format.

Before you begin

Record a test that contains binary data.


  1. Open a test for editing.
  2. In the Test Contents area, select the request that contains binary data to transform.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Test Element Details area, and then click the Advanced tab.
  4. In the Data Transformation area, click Change. The current data transformation is displayed in the Applied Transform field in the Data Transformation area. The Select Transformation Adapter window opens.
  5. Select the data transformation to perform. To remove data transformation from the request, select [none]. If the application under test uses serialized Java™ objects, do not transform individual requests. Instead, configure the product to automatically apply the Convert Java Serialized Object to XML transformation to all binary data. The binary data in the request is transformed using the specified transformation adapter.