Exploratory Testing

Explore APIs, send requests, and inspect responses with Postman's exploratory testing.
Exploratory Testing with sending three kinds of data. Illustration.

Import an API and Send Requests

Postman makes it easy to work with APIs and perform exploratory testing.
Exploratory Testing Example Request

Get up and running in seconds

Instead of creating calls manually to send over the command line, all you need is a Postman Collection. Import a collection directly or generate one in seconds from

  • An API schema in the RAML, WADL, OpenAPI, or GraphQL format
  • A data file containing the cURL commands

Parameterize your requests

Use our built-in library of dynamic variables to generate dynamic dummy data for testing multiple iterations of the same request with different values.

Inspect responses of any size

View the status code, response time, and response size. Postman's automatic language detection, link and syntax highlighting, search, and text formatting options make it easy to inspect the response body.

Exploratory Testing Made Easy

Use the Postman Sandbox to write tests that you can share with teammates.

Use scripts to send asynchronous requests

Use pre-request scripts to execute logic in the background when sending multiple requests. Instead of waiting for a call to complete and blocking further requests, designate a callback function and you'll be notified when it's done.

Chain requests to create test scenarios

Chain requests to create test suites by using pre-request and test scripts to parse information from the response body and save it as a variable used in additional requests.

Easily share your findings

Document your discoveries in a collection and communicate them to developers by sharing the collection to a team workspace.

Exploratory Testing with Postman Sandbox

Why Postman?

It's Free and Easy to Start

Just download the Postman App and send your first request in minutes. Postman is free to download, and free to use for up to three team members.

Wide support for all APIs and Schemas

Make any kind of API call—REST, SOAP, or plain HTTP—and easily inspect even the largest responses. Postman also has built-in support for popular data formats such as OpenAPI GraphQL, and RAML.

It's Extensible

Customize Postman for your needs with the Postman API. Integrate test suites into your preferred CI/CD service with Newman, our command line collection runner.

Support and Community

We continually make improvements and add new features based on feedback from our community of over 17 million users—who can also help you get the most out of Postman on our community forum.

Case studies

See a wide selection of detailed use cases from nearly every industry on the Postman case studies page.

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