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Zubair Mohsin
Zubair Mohsin

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Passing request data as XML in Laravel Http Client

If you don't know about Laravel Http client yet, give it a read in the official documentation here.

Here's how you can pass the request data while making a POST, PUT or PATCH request as an array (transformed to JSON).

$response = Http::post('http://test.com/users', [
    'name' => 'Steve',
    'role' => 'Network Administrator',
]);
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What if you end up with an old school API that still uses XML to receive data?

Here's how you can do this:

    $response = Http::withHeaders([
        "Content-Type" => "text/xml;charset=utf-8"
    ])->send("POST", "http://some-url.com", [
        "body" => '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
                    <soap:Envelope
                    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
                    xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
                    xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">
                        <soap:Body>
                            <SaveData xmlns="http://tempuri.org/">
                                <pParam>
                                    Value
                                </pParam>
                            </SaveData>
                        </soap:Body>
                    </soap:Envelope>'
    ]);
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If you know of a better alternative, please let me know :)

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Godluck Akyoo

If you are using Laravel 7+ it is even easier

Http::withHeaders(["Content-Type" => "text/xml;charset=utf-8"])
->post(self::CREATE_TOKEN_ENDPOINT, ['body' => $xml]);

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peter279k

The PHP has the XML extension support.

Try to look at the xmlwriter example :).

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Zubair Mohsin Author

Hi. Thanks for the reply.

I am not sure how XMLWriter is relevant here?

This is particularly about "sending xml as request data in an http request".

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peter279k

I think it can use the XML extension to generate XML dynamically.

And not just use the XML string to be a request data.

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