Creates an JSON Object.

The Object step adds an JSON Object.
The element resulting from this step can be output in the response of the sequence if the Output property is set to true, or used as a source by any other following step.
Object will be inserted to its Object parent using the key property as JSON key. Its value is set thanks to a source defined in Source property. If no source is defined or if its results is empty, the element contains the value of the Default value property, if a value is defined in this property.

• Other Child steps can be added under this step to create a data structure. The key property of children step is used for the JSON key.

Property Type Category Description
Comment String standard Describes the object comment to include in the documentation report.
This property generally contains an explanation about the object.
Is active boolean standard Defines whether the step is active.
Key SmartType standard Defines the key name used for its Object parent owner.
This property is a “smart type” property, that allows to specify the key.
A “smart type” property can be of one of the following types:

• a text: the value is therefore a hard-coded text value,
• a JavaScript expression: the value is therefore a JavaScript expression that is evaluated at sequence execution,
• a source: the value is a source and can be picked using the source picker. A source is defined as a reference on a step previously existing in the parent sequence, associated with an XPath applied on the step’s result DOM. At runtime, the XPath is applied on the step’s current execution result XML and extracts a list of XML nodes resulting from this execution.


• If you use the source type for this property, the XPath application on target XML should give a text result. Otherwise, the first node’s text content is taken.
Output boolean expert Defines whether the XML generated by this step should be appended to the resulting XML.
Set this property to true to add the step’s resulting XML to the sequence’s output XML (default value for steps generating XML). Set this property to false to prevent the steps’s XML result to appear in the sequence’s output XML.
Setting this property to false does not prevent the step’s generated XML from being used as a source by other steps.