Getting data via POST

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Getting data via POST

Post by joshua.staker » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:44 pm

I can successfully retrieve data using the restful get method, but I'd like to follow the recommendation in the documentation to use POST for bulk retrieval, and I cannot get POST to work.

I am following the example in the documentation exactly (urls had to be removed in this post due to forum restriction):

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 url = 'epo url as given on page 58 of the documentation'
headers = {'Accept': 'application/exchange+xml'}
data = {'Request Body': 'EP1676595'}
And the follow result (error) is retrieved:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<fault xmlns="epo url">
    <message>No results found</message>
I have tried many different patent numbers in different combinations (epodoc vs docdb, with or without date or KC specified; sending the 'Request Body' as a header vs a param) but without success.

Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Getting data via POST

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:31 am

Dear user,

Did you try Developers test portal (API Console):

Try to reproduce this example using this test area.

Kind regards,

OPS support

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