Retrieve data from RESTful web services

Product 04/07/2013 by Jan Petter Bergfjord

Representational State Transfer (REST) has gained widespread acceptance across the web as a simpler alternative to SOAP and Web Service Description Language (WSDL) based web services. One of the key characteristics of a RESTful web service is the explicit use of HTTP methods, such as HTTP GET. HTTP GET is defined as a data-producing method that is intended to be used by a client application to retrieve a resource.

To support calling a RESTful web service, our Import Data effect has been extended with the option to import data from an Internet URL (note that the effect has been renamed from Import Data from a File to Import Data). In addition, support for the JSON-file format has been added.
 
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