In REST mode, what is the purpose of the HEADER LIST field?
More complex REST services require header instructions as well as a base URL and parameters. Below is a simple example of a service that requires information passed to it in the header. Firstly, we always recommend for more complex REST type connections, that you establish the REST service works using a tool like POSTMAN
Let’s try this REST service that provides Japanese Prefecture information
In POSTMAN, lets first just try the end point URL.
We can see that the endpoint has returned a response, meaning that the endpoint is active and is rejecting the request. Now let’s add the required authorization token as a HEADER element. We now get the JSON data correctly.
Now let’s do the same with the Yellowfin JSON Connector
We know the URL -> https://opendata.resas-portal.go.jp/api/v1/prefectures
We have an AUTH Token X-API-KEY: nJT0hp6WNl4eDSVS22EBscCWJnmOioM9WNpgTLNo
Let us first change the (:) symbol to (=) X-API-KEY= nJT0hp6WNl4eDSVS22EBscCWJnmOioM9WNpgTLNo
Now we can enter these values into the JSON connector
Now we are good to proceed with normal JSON connector management.
If your REST service has multiple header elements, then they need to be delimited
by a semi-colon (;) character
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