Format for HTTP REST GET commands

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Format for HTTP REST GET commands

Post by mvppsu » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:22 am

I'm using REST commands to control my SONOS system via the SONOS HTTP API ( I utilize feedback from the SONOS system to populate a list of Favorite Stations. I then create commands that send a request to play one of the stations.

My problem is that using DemoPad to send the GET commands requires the command be formatted like this:

GET /RoomName/favorite/Station%20XYZ HTTP/1.0\x0D\x0A
GET /RoomName/favorite/Station XYZ HTTP/1.0\x0D\x0A

When I test using Postman the %20 is not required. The problem is that I want to dynamically insert the Favorite Station name based on feedback I receive from SONOS that tells me what the favorite stations are. And the feedback has a space instead of %20.

It looks something like this:

LABELS Created from Feedback
Favorite 1 = Station XYZ
Favorite 2 = Station ABC
Favorite 3 = Station 3

Play Favorite 1 = GET /RoomName/favorite/[Favorite 1] HTTP/1.0\x0D\x0A

However the Play Favorite command does not work because it trys to send a command with a space between "Station" and "XYZ" instead of a "%20".

Does anyone know of a solution? A way to get DemoPad to format the message in a way that does not require the %20 to be manually added? or a way to add the %20 into the variable "Favorite 1"?

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Re: Format for HTTP REST GET commands

Post by ask4mikie » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:09 am

%20 is ascii for space.

Try replacing it with \x20.

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