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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 23, 2022

Valid JSON for passing options to SQL HTTP Function

The documentation for the SQL HTTP GET function states the following: > Sets an HTTP header in the HTTP request with the specified headername and headervalue. > This option can be specified multiple times to set multiple headers. The options are passed as a JSON string to the function. But this means that I have to use the "header" key multiple times in the JSON string. This is not valid JSON. Each key must be unique in the same JSON object. So this cannot be valid if multple HTTP headers are added with the "header" key. That also means that this string is not possible to generate because most generators are producing valid JSON and will not generate multiple entries with the same key in one JSON object. Solution: Don't pass HTTP headers as : {"header":"User-Agent,IBM i HTTP function"} But rather pass it as this: {"header": { "User-Agent" : "IBM i HTTP function" } } This will be valid JSON and you can add multiple headers. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=functions-http-get
Idea priority High
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    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Jul 19, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. This is standards-related -- do not break json standards.


    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual Ideas on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your Idea.


    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac


    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jun 28, 2022
    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it.