Basic HTTP Request Data Flow Template

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Overview

This Data Flow template is made up of two Data Operations that allow app builders to make an HTTP request to an API that returns JSON.

In Connections Builder, Data Flow templates can be found with pre-populated sample data. However, to meet the requirements of their Journey, app builders should perform the necessary adjustments, such as adding other Data Ops.

Basic HTTP Request Data Operations

This Data Flow contains four parts:

Inputs

The Start pane keeps track of the inputs required by the Data Flow. 

  • No sample Inputs

  • Service: no service selected
  • Method: GET - to retrieve data
  • URL: URL endpoint for the  request
  • Allow non-compliant HTTP headers: box unchecked
  • Content-Type: “application/json”
  • Headers: no parameter set
  • Query Parameters: no parameter set
  • Form Parameters: no parameter set
  • Had paging?: unchecked
  • Run Results: AirData Variables of type Any that automatically created to hold the results of this Operation. 
    + result
    + rawResult
    + request

  • Transform Expression: result.text - Airscript expression to be run
  • Output Format: Variable
  • Type: Text
  • Run Results: api_result output Variable of type Text that is automatically created to hold the result of this Operation.

Output

The End step is where variables from the Data Flow can be used as an output..

  • Sample Return Value: api_result of type Text

Use Cases

  • Allow app builders to make an HTTP Request.