Web services based on REST Architecture, commonly known as REST-ful Web Services uses HTTP methods to implement the concept of REST architecture. It can be used in a variety of messaging systems and can be delivered via a variety of transport protocols. LEAPWORK supports making the REST request using the HTTP Request building block.
User can perform operations to Create/Read/Update/Delete data (CRUD operations) using REST API methods viz. POST/GET/PUT/DELETE requests. To perform REST API calls, the following four things are required in LEAPWORK.
- URL: Provide the REST endpoint as the URL.
- Headers: The Request Header contains metadata for the HTTP Request message as key-value pairs. For example, client (or browser) type, format supported by the client, format of the message body, cache settings, etc.
- Method: The HTTP methods most commonly used in a REST based architecture are as below. Choose one from these:
GET − Provides a read only access to a resource.
PUT − Used to create a new resource.
DELETE − Used to remove a resource.
POST − Used to update an existing resource or create a new resource.
- Body: In the request body, Message content or Resource representation can be specified.
Please see below an example for HTTP Request block with various fields populated.
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