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01. Sending your First Request

Learn to send your first request with the API app


Prerequisites

  • Environment snippet should be set

Directions

To demonstrate this action we'll use the JSON placeholder API to test various operations.

  1. Select the request method POST from either the drop-down menu or the Quick Method Selection section.
  2. Set the following https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts API end-point in the URL bar.
  3. Select a body type as JSON from drop-down. Add body as shown below
{
    "userId": 102,
    "id": 102,
    "title": "This is request title", 
    "body": "This is request body"
}
  1. Hit enter and wait for API response.
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Additional information:

To test out APIs smoothly and to facilitate a quick response, create multiple bodies as instructed below:

  1. Navigate to the tiny + icon in the top right corner of the Request Panel and click on it.
  2. Enter a name for your body in the name field with the placeholder New Body Name and hit enter.
  3. You can either create a new body or copy the current body by checking the checkbox below the name field.
  4. Test you the API using different bodies smoothly.
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Voila! Now you know how to send your first request.

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