Import API best practice in manual tests


I’ll try to elaborate what my problem is.

We have a lot of APIs that our devs are working on. For my tests I import the API once and after that all changes, updates, and so on, are added manually to the collection (new properties etc). Since I use this collections for my manual tests on daily basis, I change a lot of their properties to use with our test databases.

The problem I am facing is, I’d like to import the new YAML files to Postman, after Devs make some changes. But as soon I do this, it will overwrite all adaptations in the request bodies that I have made so far. So I have to do this all again, like adding real data from our database so that the request gives an actual response.

Is there a way around this? What’s the point in working on latest YAMLs with imports if all the request bodies are resetted to the schema/examples from the yaml after you import it? I don’t understand :face_with_raised_eyebrow:. Can someone help me out please or point me to how it should be used?

Thanks :pray:

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