Handling HTTP POST requests with a XML body
When a web browser make a request it sends information to the server about what it is looking for in headers. One of these headers is the Content-Type header. The Content-Type header tells the server what file format, or more correctly MIME-type, the browser is looking for. One such type is application/xml. Using this Content-type you are telling the server that the data received from the request is in a XML format and it should be treated accordingly.
Using the Reference option to extract data from XML
The reference option binds a field to a specified XPath expression that will be applied to the body.
The entire input is stored into the
A request is made to API Endpoint using the following URL:
Having the header:
and with the following body:
<Order> <OrderId>1341</OrderId> <Items> <Item>SmallSoda</Item> </Items> </Order>
Say we want to create a field named
ItemName that will hold the value that is in the
<Item> node. To achieve this, create a field, name it
ItemName and in the
Reference field type the XPath to the node. In our example, this is
Order/Items/Item. Now, whenever you use the token associated with this field (i.e.
[ItemName]), you get the value that was passed in the node (i.e. SmallSoda).
If the reference option is left empty DnnApiEndpoint returns the value based on the field name.