REST post using Python-Request

REST post using Python-Request

You need to set the content type header:

data = {data : 24.3}
data_json = json.dumps(data)
headers = {Content-type: application/json}

response = requests.post(url, data=data_json, headers=headers)

If I set url to http://httpbin.org/post, that server echos back to me what was posted:

>>> import json
>>> import requests
>>> import pprint
>>> url = http://httpbin.org/post
>>> data = {data : 24.3}
>>> data_json = json.dumps(data)
>>> headers = {Content-type: application/json}
>>> response = requests.post(url, data=data_json, headers=headers)
>>> pprint.pprint(response.json())
{uargs: {},
 udata: u{data: 24.3},
 ufiles: {},
 uform: {},
 uheaders: {uAccept: u*/*,
              uAccept-Encoding: ugzip, deflate, compress,
              uConnection: ukeep-alive,
              uContent-Length: u16,
              uContent-Type: uapplication/json,
              uHost: uhttpbin.org,
              uUser-Agent: upython-requests/1.0.3 CPython/2.6.8 Darwin/11.4.2},
 ujson: {udata: u24.3},
 uorigin: u109.247.40.35,
 uurl: uhttp://httpbin.org/post}
>>> pprint.pprint(response.json()[json])
{udata: u24.3}

If you are using requests version 2.4.2 or newer, you can leave the JSON encoding to the library; itll automatically set the correct Content-Type header for you too. Pass in the data to be sent as JSON into the json keyword argument:

data = {data : 24.3}
response = requests.post(url, json=data)

REST post using Python-Request

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