POST request

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Description

ZennoPoster allows using HTTP requests when working with different websites. You can send data by POST requests. Send registration data to the site, work with API of web services and applications, and perform many other actions on the web without using a browser, which can greatly simplify your projects and speed up their execution.

How to add an action to a project?

Through the context menu Add Action β†’ HTTP β†’ POST request

Or use smart search .

What is it used for?

  • Working templates without a browser

  • Uploading files to the server

  • Fast sending data to the site

  • Working with the service API

  • Registration on sites

How to work with an action: Main tab

URL

The address of the site to which the request will be sent, you can use a variable.

Referer

The Referer request header contains the URL of the original page from which the current page was navigated. The Referer header allows the server to find out where the link to the requested page came from.
Variable macros can be used.

Encoding

Encoding in which the request will be sent

Timeout

The maximum time to wait for a response from the site in seconds. When the set time is reached, the action will be completed with an error and will exit on the red thread.
Variable macros can be used.

Data

Content of the request.

Data type

Here you need to select what data is sent using this request. The value selected here is passed as the Content-Type header.

urlencoded

It should be used when text information is sent to the server, which is specified in the Data field in the format parameter name1 = value1 & parameter name2 = value2

Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

multipart

This type should be chosen when you send binary data (files) to the server using a request.

Content-Type: multipart/form-data

Other

You can specify a different data type if the ones described above do not fit.

For example, to interact with the CapMonster Cloud API, data must be sent by POST as a JSON request. To achieve this, select Other from the drop-down list and enter application / json in the field that appears.

Load

Content only

Only the response body will be saved to the variable

Headers only

Only response headers will be saved

Headers and content

Both the response header and its body will be saved to the variable. They will be separated by two blank lines.

As a file

The path to the file will be saved to the variable.

By default, files are downloaded to the Trash folder in the ZennoPoster installed directory. The path to it may look like this - C: \ Program Files \ ZennoLab \ RU \ ZennoPoster Pro V7 \ 7.4.0.0 \ Progs \ Trash \ googlelogo_color_92x30dp.png

You can change this path in the settings, globally for all projects. Or by using an action during template execution.

As file + headers

The variable will save the response headers and the path to the downloaded file.

Put to variable

Here you need to select (or create a new) variable into which the query result will be saved.


How to work with an action: More Tab


How to work with an action: Proxy Tab


Creating Actions from Traffic Monitor Requests

Added in ZennoPoster 7.1.5.0 (5.44.0.0)

A ready-made HTTP request can be created directly from the Traffic Window .

  1. Hover the cursor over the required query and right-click to call the context menu.

  2. Click Create Action from Request.

A fully filled HTTP request action appears on the project canvas.

Change the static value or replace it with variables - the action is completely ready to work.


Do not use a browser

If you work exclusively with the help of requests, then you can turn off the browser, thereby saving computer resources; you can do this either in the project settings or using the Browser Settings action.


Request transfer method

ZennoPoster has two methods of working with requests - third-party development (standard method, Chilkat library) and our own (alternative method). If something does not work for you when working with HTTP requests using the standard method, then try switching to an alternative method.

You can change the method of sending requests in the program settings (globally for all projects) or in the settings of a specific project.


Usage example

You need to send the response ReCaptcha2 to the site to pass the anti-bot system.

  1. We get the captcha response

  2. Add a POST request action

  3. We fill in all the fields

  4. In the data we indicate the captcha response in the required format

  5. We send a response on the site

  6. We pass site protection

Using the method of working without a browser, you will save time and resources spent on solving the captcha in the tab window.


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