aqHttpRequest.Send Method

Applies to TestComplete 14.81, last modified on May 04, 2021

Description

Use the Send method to send an HTTP request to a web server.

Before sending the request, create the aqHttpRequest object with the methods of the aqHTTP object.

Declaration

aqHttpRequest.Send(Body)

Body [in]    Optional    Variant    
Result The aqHttpResponse object

Applies To

The method is applied to the following object:

Parameters

The method has the following parameter:

Body

The data you want to send to the server as the request body (for example, a string containing JSON data).

  • To send JSON or XML data, create a new Content-Type header with the application/json or application/xml value respectively. To do that, use the SetHeader method.

  • If you need to send files (for example, images), convert them to bytes first. To do that, use the ReadBytes method of the aqBinaryFile object.

Result Value

The aqHttpResponse object.

Remarks

  • This method is an analog of the Send method of the IWinHttpRequest interface.

  • If you have created the aqHttpRequest object using the CreateGetRequest method of the aqHttp object, this method will send the request without the body, even if the Body parameter is not empty.

  • You can process values by using the internal means of the language you use to work with JSON data for your requests. In Python, the json library is used for that purpose. In JavaScript, use JSON.stringify(value) to convert JavaScript objects to JSON strings.

  • The META tag is not supported. For instance, if the charset encoding of the response returned from your tested web server is set by the META tag, it will not be recognized, and TestComplete may convert and show the response body content incorrectly.

Example

The example below demonstrates how you can use the Send method to send a POST request with JSON content to a server.

JavaScript, JScript

function httpPostRequest()
{
  var address = "http://petstore.swagger.io/v2/pet";
  var username = "Smith, John";
  var password = "P@55W0RD";
  
  // Define the request body JSON string
  var requestBody = '{ "id": 23, "category": { "id": 5, "name": "dogs"}, "name": "fido"}';
  
  // Create the aqHttpRequest object
  var aqHttpRequest = aqHttp.CreatePostRequest(address, username, password);

  // Specify the Content-Type header value
  aqHttpRequest.SetHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");

  // Send the request, create the aqHttpResponse object
  var aqHttpResponse = aqHttpRequest.Send(requestBody)
  

  // Check the response:
  Log.Message(aqHttpResponse.StatusCode); // A status code
  Log.Message(aqHttpResponse.Text); // A body
}

Python

def httpPostRequest():
  address = "http://petstore.swagger.io/v2/pet"
  username = "Smith, John"
  password = "P@55W0RD"
  
  # Define the request body JSON string
  requestBody = '{ "id": 23, "category": { "id": 5, "name": "dogs"}, "name": "fido"}'
  
  # Create the aqHttpRequest object
  aqHttpRequest = aqHttp.CreatePostRequest(address, username, password)

  # Specify the Content-Type header value
  aqHttpRequest.SetHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")

  # Send the request, create the aqHttpResponse object
  aqHttpResponse = aqHttpRequest.Send(requestBody)
  
  # Check the response:
  Log.Message(aqHttpResponse.StatusCode) # A status code
  Log.Message(aqHttpResponse.Text) # A body

VBScript

Sub httpPostRequest
  Dim address, username, password, requestbody, aqHttpRequest, aqHttpResponse
  address = "http://petstore.swagger.io/v2/pet"
  username = "Smith, John"
  password = "P@55W0RD"
  
  ' Define the request body JSON string
  requestBody = "{ ""id"": 23, ""category"": { ""id"": 5, ""name"": ""dogs""}, ""name"": ""fido""}"
  
  ' Create the aqHttpRequest object
  Set aqHttpRequest = aqHttp.CreatePostRequest(address, username, password)

  ' Specify the Content-Type header value
  Call aqHttpRequest.SetHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")
  
  ' Send the request, create the aqHttpResponse object
  Set aqHttpResponse = aqHttpRequest.Send(requestBody)
  
  ' Check the response:
  Log.Message(aqHttpResponse.StatusCode) ' A status code
  Log.Message(aqHttpResponse.Text) ' A body
End Sub

DelphiScript

function httpPostRequest;
var address, username, password, requestBody, aqHttpRequest, aqHttpResponse;
begin

  address := 'http://petstore.swagger.io/v2/pet';
  username := 'Smith, John';
  password := 'P@55W0RD';
  
  // Define the request body JSON string
  requestBody := '{ "id": 23, "category": { "id": 5, "name": "dogs"}, "name": "fido"}';
  
  // Create the aqHttpRequest object
  aqHttpRequest := aqHttp.CreatePostRequest(address, username, password);

  // Specify the Content-Type header value
  aqHttpRequest.SetHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');

  // Send the request, create the aqHttpResponse object
  aqHttpResponse := aqHttpRequest.Send(requestBody);
  
  // Check the response:
  Log.Message(aqHttpResponse.StatusCode); // A status code
  Log.Message(aqHttpResponse.Text); // A body

end;

C++Script, C#Script

function httpPostRequest()
{
  var address = "http://petstore.swagger.io/v2/pet";
  var username = "Smith, John";
  var password = "P@55W0RD";
  
  // Define the request body JSON string
  requestBody = '{ "id": 23, "category": { "id": 5, "name": "dogs"}, "name": "fido"}';
  
  // Create the aqHttpRequest object
  var aqHttpRequest = aqHttp["CreatePostRequest"](address, username, password);

  // Specify the Content-Type header value
  aqHttpRequest["SetHeader"]("Content-Type", "application/json");

  // Send the request, create the aqHttpResponse object
  var aqHttpResponse = aqHttpRequest["Send"](requestBody);
  
  // Check the response:
  Log["Message"](aqHttpResponse["StatusCode"]); // A status code
  Log["Message"](aqHttpResponse["Text"]); // A body
}

See Also

SetHeader Method
SetTimeouts Method
aqHttpRequest Object

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