This doesn't look weird to me at all.  It is an XML document with an element named 'string' that has another XML document passed inside of it.  I used to see that quite often back in the days when I worked with XML web services often.  (Today, most web services are JSON based.)

Its possible that Kurt (or whomever created this application) is passing data differently than before, causing the web service to return a different format.

But a format where one XML document is embedded inside a tag of another XML document is not uncommon.  And, please don't blame HTTPAPI for it...  this is what the web service is sending you... HTTPAPI isn't changing it.  (It has no code capable of doing that.)



On 8/30/2018 2:36 PM, Bradley Stone wrote:
What are the HTTP headers returned? There should be a content-type
specified there as well.

If you're sending XML, then yes, you should have the proper content-type in
your header as well, and also you may want to make sure you specify the
proper accept header as well.

In this case it doesn't look like all the brackets are being converted,
which is weird. I'd say it's the web service doing that for some reason.

I have a sample URL we can test with, post it to see if others get the same
response.


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On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 10:55 AM Kurt Anderson <Kurt.Anderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hi David,

I'll play around with that hopefully soon. I was using the content type
that our vendor told us to use.

Kurt Anderson
System Development Manager, Service Delivery Platform

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On 8/30/2018 9:52 AM, Kurt Anderson wrote:
Recently a vendor of ours changed from providing an on-premise
solution to requiring that we use their web services instead. In
initial testing, I was getting the data response back to the RPG
program directly and everything was fine. However due to the high
volume of data, I now have the API output the data to the IFS, and
then I parse it from there. However, when I have the API output the
file to the IFS, it's replacing the brackets as if it thinks they are
a part of the data. The quick solution was to have the process fix
the brackets, but I feel both the API changing the brackets as well as
me fixing them is taking way too long.
I'm no expert, but I suspect it's because the content type is
'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'.

It should probably be returning 'application/xml' or 'text/xml'.

david

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