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REST Service

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This is a simple RESTful service that sends HTTP requests using GET, POST, PUT and DELETE methods in JSON format.

Important

This service has a built in JSON parser and will not work with other formats. Requests will automatically contain Content-Type: application/json and Accept: application/json headers.


GET

When the GET configuration is selected the service will retrieve a resource from a given URL.

Option Description Default Required
Method Select "get" to retrieve a resource. - TRUE
API Url The full URL of the resource . - TRUE
Headers The request headers are not required as a request can be made without them. If added the Header Key and Header Value is required for each. - FALSE
Header Key The name of the header key. - TRUE
Header Value The value of the header. - TRUE
Example configuration and mapping

The following example shows you how to configure the Rest Service to get data from a resource. It also contains an example header for an OAuth authorization bearer token.

Rest Service GET Configuration

The GET method doesn't require any service data setup.

In this example the following output will be generated automatically by this service after it is run:

{
    "data": {
        "userId": 1,
        "id": 1,
        "title": "delectus aut autem",
        "completed": false
    },
    "metadata": {
        "statusCode": 200
    }
}

POST

When the POST configuration is selected the service will create a resource at a given location.

Option Description Default Required
Method Select "post" to create a resource. - TRUE
API Url The full URL of the resource . - TRUE
Headers The request headers are not required as a request can be made without them. If added the Header Key and Header Value is required for each. - FALSE
Header Key The name of the header key. - TRUE
Header Value The value of the header. - TRUE
Example configuration and mapping

The following example shows you how to configure the Rest Service to create a resource.

Rest Service POST Configuration

The schema can be whatever the resource excepts and for this example we are going to create an OBJECT schema with the specified fields:

Rest Service POST Schema

Given the following source data from another service:

{
  "data": {
      "user_id": 1,
      "my_id": 1,
      "the_title": "delectus aut autem",
      "finished": false
  }
}

We can map the applicable fields with the schema object:

Rest Service POST Mapping

In this example the following output will be generated automatically by this service after it is run:

{
    "data": {
        "userId": 1,
        "id": 1,
        "title": "delectus aut autem",
        "completed": false
    },
    "metadata": {
        "statusCode": 201
    }
}

PUT

When the PUT configuration is selected the service will update a resource at a given location.

Option Description Default Required
Method Select "put" to update a resource. - TRUE
API Url The full URL of the resource . - TRUE
Headers The request headers are not required as a request can be made without them. If added the Header Key and Header Value is required for each. - FALSE
Header Key The name of the header key. - TRUE
Header Value The value of the header. - TRUE
Example configuration and mapping

The following example shows you how to configure the Rest Service to update a resource.

Rest Service PUT Configuration

The schema can be whatever the resource excepts and for this example we are going to create an OBJECT schema with the specified fields:

Rest Service PUT Schema

Given the following source data from another service:

{
  "data": {
      "user_id": 1,
      "my_id": 1,
      "the_title": "delectus aut autem",
      "finished": false
  }
}

We can map the applicable fields with the schema object:

Rest Service PUT Mapping

In this example the following output will be generated automatically by this service after it is run:

{
    "data": {
        "userId": 1,
        "id": 1,
        "title": "delectus aut autem",
        "completed": false
    },
    "metadata": {
        "statusCode": 200
    }
}

DELETE

When the DELETE configuration is selected the service will delete a resource from a given URL.

Option Description Default Required
Method Select "delete" to delete a resource. - TRUE
API Url The full URL of the resource . - TRUE
Headers The request headers are not required as a request can be made without them. If added the Header Key and Header Value is required for each. - FALSE
Header Key The name of the header key. - TRUE
Header Value The value of the header. - TRUE
Example configuration and mapping

The following example shows you how to configure the Rest Service to delete a resource:

Rest Service DELETE Configuration

The DELETE method doesn't require any service data setup.

Many services will not return any data after a resource is deleted but if data is returned it could possiblly look like this:

{
    "data": {
        "userId": 1,
        "id": 1,
        "title": "delectus aut autem",
        "completed": false
    },
    "metadata": {
        "statusCode": 204
    }
}