Body in GET requests
Hello! How I can use the body with json-structure in GET requests? I haven't MediaType place on GET requests so I haven't place, which I can use for my request body.
Can I send body in GET response? How I can do it if it's possible?
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Right - all the HTTP and w3c rules around the GET method indicate you don't include a payload with a GET - you filter your GET based on the parameters on the request (URI/Template, Query and occasionally Header parms also).
REST rules apparently don't define things as tightly as that - they just indicate use whatever method gets the job done, but as I say a GET request is filtered by the parms - not by a payload.
Someone else asked this quite recently on the board.
There are certain times that you have to switch the method from a GET to say a POST (if the query parms and values become too lengthy to be encoded) and this would allow you to create a payload with your GET request - cos essentially it wouldn't be a GET anymore - but a POST.
Yes Postman does allow you to create a payload for a GET, but that's only because there's less field validation in Postman than SoapUI/ReadyAPI!
Including a GET on a payload has always been considered a faux pas in the places I've worked.
Are you sure you need to include a payload on yoru GET request? if I were you, I'd go back to the developers and query why they think you need a payload for a GET as this deviates from all the standard rules around GET requests - see w3c, etc.
Hence this is why SoapUI/ReadyAPI! doesn't include any MediaType dropdown for the GET request - it was developed with the understanding you don't include a payload with a GET request, so you don't need to define the type!