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Trying to grasp JSON

Question asked by deanchampeau on Sep 21, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 22, 2017 by deanchampeau

I'm trying to wrap my head around JSON and how I might put it to use. I'm trying to do what I believe is the most basic thing... grabbing data from a web page that is serving up JSON. To try and figure out this basic task using the "Import from URL" script step, I found a website called jsonplaceholder.typicode.com that apparently allows you to do requests for JSON data for testing. So here's the code I built to try to make it work...

 

 

Set Variable [ $url; Value:"https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com" ]

Insert from URL [ $$jsonTest; $url; cURL options: "--data /posts/1" ] [ Select ]

 

 

 

According to the website, "posts" is one of several tables (also including "comments", "albums" etc) that can be queried against to get sample JSON data. But no matter how I format the word "posts" after the "--data" cURL option , the only value I get in my $$jsonTest variable is "{}".

 

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

 

Dean

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